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THE STRAIGHT STORY at ‘EON’ AND EDIE

A full house again at the Ealing Oldies Network (EON). The Straight Story (1999) elicited an interesting exchange of views. It took some time to discover Lynch’s oblique way of exposing deep issues by visual means, discover Alvin’s back story, … Continue reading

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MISS ROBIN HOOD (1952)

Report by Rita of the film group meeting on June 3rd. There were 8 of us at the session. General discussion Overall, the women in the group felt the film was not very enjoyable and engaging. We could see that … Continue reading

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WRINKLES (2012)

I quote here a few lines  of my 2013 post that dealt with the wonderful Intergenerational Film Festival Lumiere Blanche organised by the geriatrician Dr. Jean Jacques Depassio. The Festival is no more, but the DVD Wrinkles has been released in the USA and … Continue reading

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LA VIEILLE FEMME INDIGNE (1965)

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht. When I decided to look at the representation of the old woman in films for my MA in 1997 I thought I would … Continue reading

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OPENING NIGHT: age does not matter?

I cannot remember when I first saw Cassavetes’ Opening Night (1977), maybe before I got interested  in the representation of old women in film.  All I remember is that I came out of the cinema bewildered. I did not understand its style, … Continue reading

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SOUS LE SABLE (UNDER THE SAND)

A little while ago Under the Sand (2000) was considered for screening at an event on ageing.   I had excluded it from my blog and film group list because Charlotte Rampling was 54 years old when Ozon shot this mystery … Continue reading

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LUMINATE FESTIVAL AND JANE GRANT’S PRESENTATION

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival ran for its second year this October. Events took place in almost every region, even the Outer Hebrides, and included exhibitions, films, and live performances (music, poetry, dance and theatre). There were also discussions, debates, … Continue reading

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