Above: Film still from My Little Friends, 2014.

Dear Film Lovers,

Please enjoy this fifth and final installment of our Older Americans Month Friday film recommendations—featuring selections from our past festival programs. In this last set of films, we want to explore: how connection can be intergenerational.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to connect with you all this month. We hope that you continue to thrive and flourish in your own unique ways—stay engaged, curious, and connected! We look forward to bringing you new and exciting films. Be sure to join us again!

My Little Friends

Documentary Short, Dir. Megan Mylan, 2014, 10 mins.

A tender documentary showcasing a program that enables elders with dementia to connect with young children—capturing these beautiful intergenerational interactions. Watch the full film in the image link below. Note: Film doesn't include closed captions.

Lives Well Lived

Documentary Feature. Dir. Sky Bergman, 2018, 82 mins.

Celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of people aged 75–100, who reveal their secrets for living a meaningful life. Encompassing 3,000 years of collective life experience. Watch selected clips at the image link below:

No Time to Waste: The Urgent Mission of Betty Reid Soskin

Documentary Feature. Dir. Carl Bidleman, 2020, 52 mins.

The film celebrates 99-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life: her experience as a young Black woman in a WWII segregated union hall, through her multi-faceted career as a singer, activist, mother, legislative representative and park planner to her present public role at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, speaking to the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color. Watch the trailer HERE. Rent the full film at the image link below.

Last year, Betty Soskin retired at 100 as the oldest National Park Service ranger. Watch a PBS News Hour segment HERE.

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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