Home' Australian Ageing Agenda : AAA Jan-Feb 2013 Contents Ageing topics in unlikely places -- outside
the box, on the screen, under the radar...
An award in
It's been aired on ABC TV, screened
in community halls across Australia
and even owns a permanent spot of
importance in the AAA office DVD
library. But now, The 100 + Club
documentary on the worldwide social
club for centenarians has reached new
heights of fame.
Late last year, the Flickchicks
film was awarded a United Nations
Association of Australia Media Peace
Awards in the special category for
'Promotion of Positive Images of the
Older Person'. A congratulations is
owed to all involved.
The award-winning film is now
available on DVD through http://www.
IN CINEMAS NOW
If you're thinking of retreating to the cinema this summer, check out the film, Quartet.
This delightful British comedy, directed by the award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman,
tells the story of four famous opera singers, forced to put aside their differences for
one final performance.
Set in a retirement home for musicians who prefer to look on the brighter side of
ageing, the plot really begins when Jen (a diva and former wife of one of the residents)
turns up and disrupts the home's annual concert celebrating Verdi's birthday.
The co-production between BBC Films and Headline Pictures features Maggie Smith
(who picked up a Golden Globe nomination for this performance), Micheal Gambon and
Billy Connolly. Screened at last year's Toronto Film Festival, the film has been rated 6.8 by
the film site, IMBb. See local newspapers for screening details.
By Yasmin Noone
how old you
are, it`s how
you are old."
1864 - 1910)
Depicted left is Bob Boyce, the artist, beside one
of his paintings which featured in his recent
watercolours exhibition, Reflections of New
Zealand and other places, at the Zion Lutheran
home, Nundah (Brisbane, Queensland).
Born in Hastings, England, Bob's work highlights
scenes from the many countries in which he has
lived and worked including Kenya, India, Uganda,
Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Europe and more.
"Much of Bob's work brought nostalgic
and happy reminders to visitors," says Zion
Lutheran Home manager, Maria Mulheran.
To find out more about seeing the paintings,
contact Ann-Maree Rogers on 07 3511 4044.
90 and over have sampled
starring along side the star of
ABC's Miss Fisher's Murder
Mysteries, Essie Davis, in a
new psychological drama
Australian feature film.
n Goodwood, SA, was
transformed into a film
set in late-2012 after the
facility was selected to be
one of the movie locations,
and residents were chosen as
the extras for the upcoming
movie, The Babadook.
Written and directed by
Jennifer Kent, The Babadook
s set in the 1940s and is
said to follow in the tradition
of Roman Polanski's classic
domestic horrors, maintaining
a distinctly bizarre and
The movie is due to be
released this year.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) is changing its 2013 Sydney
performance schedule and putting on Friday matinee performances to
accommodate for older people and others who can't or prefer not to venture out
late at night.
These matinee performances at the accessible Sydney's City Recital Hall,
Angel Place, will feature exactly the same musicians as the ACO's evening
concerts: the famous 17 piece ensemble featuring 10 violin positions, three violas,
three cellos and one double bass. And the orchestra will also adhere to the same program as the evening shows.
Concessions are available to Centrelink-issued pension card, Veterans' Affairs pension card and Health Care
card holders. Aged or community care groups with eight or more people will also receive a discount.
The season starts on Friday 15 February. For details and bookings go to aco.com.au or call 1800 444 444,
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (AEST).
A FESTIVAL REMINDER
Don't forget that the one-hour production about a man with
Alzheimer's disease, It's Dark Outside, will feature as part of the
Sydney Festival, which runs from January 11 to 17.
Presented by Weeping Spoons Productions, the theatrical
performance aims to use imagery, puppetry, mask, animation, an
original score and live acting to encourage audiences to consider
what it is like to live with Alzheimer's.
It's Dark Outside forms part of the Sydney Festival's popular
'About an Hour' series, happening at Sydney's Carriageworks
(Eveleigh), which involves 45 performances of nine diverse works
spanning theatre, storytelling, movement and music.
Tickets, which cost $35, are available from Ticketmaster, 1300
723 038, or Sydney Festival, 1300 668 812. For more details, visit
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