Join THIRD ACTIon Film Festival and Calgary Public Library in celebrating National Seniors' Day and all the older adults in your life by enjoying an online screening of the documentary The Age of Love followed by a Q&A with Dr. Mary Valentich.
A Film by Steven Loring
Run Time: 78 Min
THIS FILM IS GEO-RESTRICTED TO CANADA
THIS FILM WILL BE CLOSED CAPTIONED
The Age of Love follows the comic and poignant adventures of 30 seniors who attend a first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds, and discover how the search for love changes — or doesn’t change — from first love to the far reaches of life.
CONNECT after the film for a Q&A with Director Steven Loring, and Guest Speaker Mary Valentich, University of Calgary Professor; Human Sexuality
“A touching and funny look into the lives of seniors who just want to find love.” — Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post
“Immensely honest...raw emotional drama and comedic touches.” — Linda Abbit, SeniorPlanet.org
“No matter what your age, THE AGE OF LOVE is one film you will want to experience.”
An unprecedented speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds serves as the backdrop for THE AGE OF LOVE, an alternately poignant and humorous look at the search for love among the senior set.
Over one summer, we intimately follow as ten speed daters — recently widowed, long-divorced or never-married — prepare for the big day, endure a rush of encounters, then anxiously receive their results. Fearlessly candid about themselves and what they’re seeking, these WWII babies are spurred to take stock
of life-worn bodies and still-hopeful hearts.
Then, as they head out on dates that result, comic and bittersweet moments reveal how worries over physical appearance, romance and rejection, loss and new beginnings change — or don't change — from first love to the far reaches of life.
The Age of Love is a story of the universality of love and desire, regardless of age.