Above: film still from A Great Ride, Dir. Deborah Craig, 2018

Dear Film Lovers,

“When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”

—Groucho Marx

Here's to great friends! Please enjoy this second installment of our Older Americans Month Friday film recommendations—selected from our past festival programs.

A Friend is a Blessing

Documentary Short, Dir. Rylee Rosenquist, 2022, 10 mins.

At a mobile home park in small-town Northern California, five best friend retirees navigate their golden years with grace, humor, and wisdom, and reflect on the importance of genuine human connection. Watch the trailer HERE Watch the full film online for free at the link below:

A Great Ride 

Documentary Short, Dir. Deborah Craig, 2018, 33 mins

A profile of older lesbians who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community and how they age with a zest for life. Watch the trailer below.

One of the people featured in A Great Ride, Sally Gearhart, who passed away in 2021, is the subject of filmmaker Deborah Craig's upcoming documentary feature SALLY! which will be released this year (read more about her new film HERE). The film celebrates this forgotten icon: a professor of Speech, Theatre, and Women Studies, a fantasy writer, and a lesbian feminist activist who fought alongside Harvey Milk against anti-gay policies. Watch the trailer below.

President Biden recently delivered a proclamation on Older Americans Month. "This month and beyond, I call upon all Americans to celebrate older adults for their contributions, support their independence, and recognize their unparalleled value to our Nation." To read more click HERE.

If you would like more information about Older Americans Month, click HERE.

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