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
WE’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.
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.
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: