Silver Screen Conversations: Young@Heart

This week's Silver Screen Conversation film is Young@Heart (2007)

Genre

Documentary.

Synopsis

Choir Director Bob Cilman, through his non-profit organization Young at Heart Chorus, promotes positive aging through rock concert performances. The film chronicles the lives of New England Senior Citizens as they prepare for a one-night-only rock concert; what emerges is a delightful and moving story of friendship and creative inspiration. The Clash and Jimi Hendrix will never sound the same!

Best Watched With...

Lot's of popcorn and invite friends - this is a feel good movie!

Silver Screen Questions for Discussion

  • Who was the most moving singer for you?
  • If you were a Young@Heart member what would be your ideal solo?
  • Could a choir like this be successful in your city?

More Movies

  • Stages - this documentary records older Puerto Rican women and inner-city youth coming together to create an original play 
  • The Lady in Number 6 - a moving documentary of how piano music saved Alice's life
  • Quartet - this lighthearted movie portrays professional musicians living in a retirement community

More Resources

Silver Screen Conversations is an initiative which presents you with movies to watch to spark conversations about aging. Learn how Hollywood is talking about aging and develop ways to weigh in on the conversation yourself.