CATEGORIES Sundance, Fox Searchlight, Cinematical Indie, Trailers and Clips, Posters, Trailers and Clips, Movie Photos, Sundance Film Festival, CinematicalEvery film festival, there are so many films from which to choose that I inevitably miss seeing something I really want to see, and this year at Sundance was no exception. One of the films I kept hearing positive buzz on, both from other critics and on the shuttles from fest-goers, was Young@Heart.
The doc chronicles a chorus of senior citizens who, since 1982, have been entertaining audiences with their unique renditions of rock songs -- and this isn't your granny's music. These seniors learn and perform songs from The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" to Sonic Youth, to James Brown.
The film (from what I've heard -- trying to get my hands on a screener, or at least see if it's playing another fest I'll be hitting before it opens April 18) is a heart-warming, touching and, yes, rocking story about life, aging, and the refusal of the group's members to just slow down and sit in a rocking chair in their golden years. Fox Searchlight snatched up the pic at the Los Angeles Film Fest next year, so it will be coming to a theater near you.
To whet your appetites for the film until we get off our own aging butts and get you a review, the film's one-sheet is right here (click the image to get a larger view), and you can check out the film's official website, where you can participate in a poll on what you want your own golden years to be like, or just watch the trailer, where you can see the Young @ Heart crew rehearsing, learning tongue-twisting lyrics, and bringing a group of convicts at a prison to their feet. Rock on, oldsters (and I say that as someone edging ever closer to my own golden years ...)!