REVIEW: – ‘Love Conquers Ageism’

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 • 1 Comment
by Kavan Peterson, Editor,, 12.11.2014changing-ageing_logo_website

ONE YEAR AGO AN UNKNOWN FILM called Alive Inside took the Sundance Film Festival by storm and showed audiences that the spark of life can be ignited in the most unlikeliest places through the universal power of music.

What I love most about Alive Inside is how it changed the way thousands (maybe millions) of people think about dementia, and by extension, their own identity and their own aging.

Since its success, I have been keeping an eager eye out for the next film to have similar potential to transform the way people think about aging. Last week I found one – The Age of Love.        Continue Reading

FEATURE: Senior Housing Forum, ‘A Must-Read Article’

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 • Leave a comment

By Steve Moran,, 1.15.2015senior-housing-forum-logo-crop

SHORTLY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, I STUMBLED ACROSS THIS FANTASTIC VIDEO TRAILER for an independent film titled “The Age of Love,” about seniors aged 70 to 90 trying out the world of speed dating. The first speed dating event was held in Beverly Hills in 1998. It was initially conceived to help Jewish singles meet and marry. Over time, it has evolved into a place for busy adults to meet potential partners in a short period of time.

So why not seniors?

I reached out to Steven Loring, the producer of the film, to learn more. He was gracious enough to give me access to the entire film which I watched over the Christmas holiday.     Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Morning Edition – Film Explores the Love Lives of Seniors

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 • Leave a comment

BRIGHTON NATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER Steven Loring based his latest film, The Age of Love, in Rochester.

The film delves deeply into the emotional lives of 70- to 90-year-olds at a speed dating event, as their still-hopeful hearts look for love.

Loring said he found inspiration for the project within his life and family experiences in the Rochester area.

On the eve of the film’s local premiere, he sat down with Beth Adams on ‘Morning Edition’ to discuss how the project began and what he learned about how our hearts and desires change over a lifetime.



Sunday, November 30th, 2014 • 1 Comment
By Kathy Kaiser,, 11.17.2014

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER STEVEN LORING brings to the screen a documentary for anyone who has ever longed for that loving feeling – even if you’re 90 – with his latest creation THE AGE OF LOVE.

As we meet 30 seniors who live in and around Rochester New York, they are all on the same journey – looking for love and companionship. When a local radio station decides to host a speed dating night for adults 70-90, it opens up a new opportunity that these mature men and women have never experienced before – but are definitely willing to try out.     Continue Reading


Saturday, November 29th, 2014 • Leave a comment

IN ST. LOUIS TO INTRODUCE THE FILM at the St. Louis International Film Festival, director Steven Loring chatted with FOX 2 anchor John Pertzborn.


Saturday, November 15th, 2014 • Leave a comment
By GILLIAN MOHNEY, via Good Morning America, 11.14.2014

MANY OF JANICE LEDTKE’S FRIENDS THOUGHT SHE HAD LOST HER MIND when the 78-year-old New Yorker decided to try out speed dating.

“My friends said, ‘What, are you crazy? Why would you do that?’” the Rochester woman recalled. But at her age, Ledtke said she finds it harder and harder to meet new people.

“I’m kind of a bit adventurous and I thought that was a new adventure,” she said of trying out speed dating.

Ledtke wasn’t the only senior in town looking for love and companionship. At least 29 other people signed up for the speed dating event.

All the subjects were followed in a new documentary called “The Age of Love.” Directed by Steven Loring, the film follows all 30 seniors as they try out speed dating at a special event designed solely for those between the age of 70 and 90.     Continue Reading


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 • Leave a comment
TAOL-SPEED-DATERS-for-DOC-NYCWE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that THE AGE OF LOVE—a comically poignant tale of the search for love among America’s booming 70+ generation—celebrates its New York City premiere on Saturday, November 15 at DOC NYC.

Fresh off sold-out screenings in Bridgeport, CT and Rochester, NY, we want to share this moment with everyone in the New York City area who advised, supported or expressed excitement about the film over the past three years. If we sell out again, momentum toward our national screening launch on Valentine’s Day is assured!

Please buy your tickets now. You can also visit our Facebook Event page.     Continue Reading


Saturday, October 25th, 2014 • Leave a comment
ON THE EVE OF THE AGE OF LOVE’S PREMIERE back in the city where it was filmed, director Steven Loring was interviewed by veteran anchor Maureen McGuire on WROC-TV, for the CBS-affiliate’s evening news.

Our Memorable Rochester Premiere

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 • 2 Comments

TODAY’S THANK YOU NOTE IN THE DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE was the icing on a phenomenal, multi-layered, week-long homecoming of THE AGE OF LOVE to Rochester.

Starting with interviews with Maureen McGuire on News 8 WROC-TV and with Rachel Barnhart on NewsRadio WHAM 1180, we then visited Nikki Rudd on WHEC-TV News at Noon, interviewed on ‘Morning Edition’ with Beth Adams on WXXI, on ‘Healthy Friday’ with the amazing Elissa Orlando and sat down with Hélène Biandudi Hofer for a chat on WXXI-TV’s ‘Need to Know’ program, which will be aired in the coming months. Continue Reading…


Sunday, October 19th, 2014 • Leave a comment

HOST ELISSA ORLANDO’S DESCRIPTION of THE AGE OF LOVE as “an adventure movie— the adventure of looking for love when you’re older than 70,” launches a wide-ranging conversation on the physical and emotional challenges of seeking new relationships later in life.

Appearing on NRP’s ‘Healthy Friday’ program with geriatrician Roger Oskvig, M.D, film director Steven Loring addresses the humor and emotions, and looks at how outdated stereotypes of aging are still perpetuated in our culture and media—even in a world where 80-year-olds are now more likely to be found at the gym than in the rocking chair.


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