Senior Planet, 2.23.2015
JUST IN TIME FOR THE 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS, we relaunched our own “Aging With Attitude” awards to focus attention on films that offer a view of growing older too seldom seen on the big screen.
We nominated this year’s top “aging with attitude” films—dramas and documentaries whose themes, characters, subjects or stars best defy senior stereotypes. (We define a “2014 film” as one that had its first non-festival screening last year.)
Our readers voted overwhelmingly for “The Age of Love,” a wonderful piece of documentary storytelling that gets inside the lives of a group of real-life senior speed daters. Congratulations to filmmaker Steven Loring and also to the film’s subjects, who get the “Bravest Senior Daters” award! Read Senior Planet’s interview with Loring here.
In second place: “My Old Lady,” with everyone’s favorite old actress, Maggie Smith; and in third, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” a documentary about the one-and-only, to whom we’re giving a posthumous “Aging With Attitude Lifetime Achievement Award.” See all seven nominees and read about the nominated films here.
The final result of our reader poll: