CINEMA FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART
The Apia Young at Heart Film Festival returns this April to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide with a specially curated selection of dramas, comedies, documentaries and retrospective titles. Presented by Palace Cinemas, the Festival caters specifically to film lovers over 60 years of age.
Highlights of interest:
Some opportunities to see past classics, Bette Davis in All About Eve, Judy Garland in A Star is Born, Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Some opportunities to see films which will not have a general release:
Funne: Sea Dreaming Girls (Italian). A very pleasant film, a focus on elderly women in the mountainous countryside near the city of Trent who raise money, even by crowdfunding and interviews on Vatican radio, to visit the sea.
The Guy from Oklahoma (US). A portrait of eccentric artist, Anado McLauchlin (including beautiful mosaic art) and a look back at offbeat US history from the 1960s.
LBJ. Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson, a portrait and his career as politician to Vice President to President and his Civil Rights legislation.
Return to Montauk (German-US). From a novel by Colm Toibin about a German artist wanting to revisit his post in New York.