Brown Bag Lecture: Legacy Film Festival on Aging

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:30

7th Annual Legacy Film Festival for the Aging, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 15-17    

Hear how this festival is uniquely devoted to films on aging, also how our mission remains unchanged from our beginnings: to educate, entertain, and inspire intergenerational audiences about the inspire intergenerational audiences about the challenges and triumphs of aging. See clips of this year’s films on such topics as physicality, individuality, creativity, housing, memory, community, loss, caregiving.  Two common phrases (complaints) often heard when older adults talk about their lives: Old age is not for the timid and Who said these are supposed to be our golden years?  We can’t deny the physical and/or mental changes or losses, but we can make better sense of life in the later years through the film stories of other people who, despite their burdens, have dealt with their lives in a positive and active way, giving meaning to their years. Hear about the international impact and year-long dedication of the director of this festival, the only one of its kind.

Sheila Malkind is the Director of the Legacy Film Festival on Aging, and a a Board Member of the Older Women's League (OWL) SF. She and her board work an entire year before each festival to choose the best of many, many films from around the world vying to be included.

Bring your own lunch. No RSVP required. Free. We invite members of the public to join us and check out our program.

Upcoming Brown Bags:

8/2 Hope Levy, Kaiser—Doctors’ Assistance with the End of Life

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
Directions: 
Enter from the sidewalk into 835 Market under the purple SF State banner.
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