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Old Fashioned Woman

USA, 1974 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Martha Coolidge

A portrait of the filmmaker's New England grandmother, Mabel Tilton Coolidge. Intercutting between her present attitudes and activities, and the events of her past, recreated with her own photos, the film shows 86 years of positive living through periods of personal and social upheaval.

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