Sunday, October 19th, 2014 • 1 Comment
By Erich Van Dussen, Gatehouse Media Syndicate, 10.17.2014
FIRST-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER STEVEN LORING HAS ROARED OUT OF THE GATE with The Age of Love, a bright and respectfully playful feature that throws a spotlight on an unsung population segment: senior citizens, seeking companionship, romance and maybe more. Local audiences who haven’t already bought tickets currently have one chance to see this movie – some seats are still available for the 6:30pm show tonight at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. in Rochester. Consider it highly recommended. Continue Reading
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 • Leave a comment
By Adam Lubitow 10.15.2014
IN THE CHARMING LOCALLY-PRODUCED DOCUMENTARY “The Age of Love,” filmmaker Steven Loring follows the first-of-its-kind senior speed-dating event, held right here in Rochester. Meant exclusively for singles aged 70 to 90, the event allows 30 seniors (15 women and 15 men) to get a second chance at finding love.
It’s admittedly a somewhat cutesy sounding premise, but the film works so well because of the sense that Loring is determined to treat his subjects with the dignity they deserve. Continue Reading
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 • Leave a comment
WHEN SCREENWRITER AND BRIGHTON NATIVE
Steven Loring set out to make his first documentary film, he chose a topic close to home. Not only that, but he actually left Brooklyn to come home to Rochester to film it. The result, The Age of Love, a comedically poignant look at how our hearts evolve as we grow older, will have two screenings at The Little Theatre on Oct. 18.
The documentary follows the adventures of a group of pioneering seniors who sign up for a Rochester-wide speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. Spurred to take stock of aging bodies and still-hopeful hearts, they soon discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.
“I’d ended a somewhat unfulfilling decade writing movies for TV and was looking to tell stories about real life that I felt passionate about,” Loring says. So he enrolled in the MFA Social Documentary film program at NYC’s School of Visual Arts and went in search of a thesis topic. Continue Reading
Saturday, October 11th, 2014 • 1 Comment
Kicking off the media tour for THE AGE OF LOVE’s Rochester Premiere, director Steven Loring spoke with Rachel Barnhart on WHAM1180 this week.
A comedically poignant look at how our hearts evolve as we grow older, the documentary follows the adventures of a group of pioneering seniors who sign up for a speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. Spurred to take stock of aging bodies and still-hopeful hearts, they soon discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.
A screenwriter and Brighton native, Loring shot his first documentary feature in locations all around the city, and the speed daters are all local residents.
THE AGE OF LOVE will have two screenings at The Little Theatre on Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion on dating after 60 and a Q&A with the director will follow the screenings.
Reserve tickets now at http://thelittletickets.org/boxoffice/.
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 • Leave a comment
IMPORTANT UPDATE #2! BOTH SCREENINGS FOR TODAY, OCTOBER 18, ARE NOW SOLD OUT. If you have comps or reserved tickets waiting at the box office, we’ll see you there. Otherwise, please watch for our next screenings in Rochester coming up near Valentine’s Day. Thank you for all the great Rochester support!
BACK HOME IN THE CITY where the project was born, we’re thrilled to announce two long-awaited, premiere screenings of THE AGE OF LOVE at the Little Theatre on October 18, 2014.
Supported by numerous area organizations — led by St. John’s, Lifespan and MVP Healthcare — events will include a post-screening panel discussion on the hearts and desires of seniors, a cast, crew and sponsor reception and (soon to be announced) a senior speed dating event.
Both screenings are open to the public, and online ticketing is now LIVE. Here’s the SCHEDULE, with more info below:
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 • Leave a comment
By Brenda Lind, AARP Community Engagement Specialist
YOU MAY THINK THAT FINDING LOVE IN LIFE should be left mainly to the younger set, but, after seeing “The Age of Love,” the documentary, you will change your mind. In the words of the film’s director, Steven Loring, “After seeing this movie, you will never look at your parents or grandparents the same way again. And that’s a good thing.” Continue reading
Friday, September 12th, 2014 • Leave a comment
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 • Leave a comment
WHAT FILMMAKER DOESN’T HOPE TO SCREEN
in one of America’s elegant, original Bijous?
On Wednesday, September 10, THE AGE OF LOVE came to the historic Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT — a 1909 vaudeville stop where Tom Mix opened in ‘Pride of the Range’ — for one free, pilot screening, complete with cocktails and sponsored by the amazing team at CT AARP.
Before ticketing was halted, 240 reservations were requested, selling out the 202-seat house.
From our interview on the ‘Connecticut Style’ morning show on WTNH (ABC) in New Haven to an intense nighttime Q&A — both with AARP’s exuberant Dating and Relationship Ambassador Dr. Pepper Schwartz — it was an awesome screening day and chance to share our themes with a packed house.
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 • Leave a comment
WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT both the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and Swedish Educational Broadcasting have licensed THE AGE OF LOVE for television airing in their respective countries.
It’s interesting to note that Sweden recently took the #1 spot as ‘the best country in the world to grow old’ in the 2013 Global AgeWatch rankings of world support for older populations. Sweden took top honors in all four categories, including the creation of an Enabling Environment allowing older adults “to live independent and self-reliant lives.” Overall, Nordic countries did best, with Norway and Iceland also in the top 10. Denmark was #17, the USA was at #8. At the bottom was Afghanistan, with an overall score of 3.3 out of 100. Check out this fascinating report.
And, if you’d like to raise your country’s ranking by broadcasting THE AGE OF LOVE, please contact our worldwide sales agent, Films Transit. Festivals and educational groups may contact us directly.
And, if you live in Scandinavia, watch your local listings!
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 • 2 Comments
by Linda Abbit, SENIOR PLANET
FILMMAKER STEVEN LORING WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED to love as we age. For answers, he followed a group of speed daters in their 70s and 80s. The result is a powerful film about resilience and universality.
“I’m trying to get the stories that aren’t told and the feelings that aren’t exposed. Would you be open to being interviewed?”
The “I” is Steven Loring, a 40-something-year-old fledgling filmmaker who is making his first full-length documentary film. The “You” is a succession of seniors in the Rochester area whom Loring is contacting in the hope they will become subjects in his film. They’ve all signed up for a senior speed dating event that Loring has picked as the locus for his exploration of love and how it changes – or doesn’t – as we age. Read more…