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Young At Heart

21 Mar

Young At Heart — Directed by Stephen Walker and Sally George — a documentary about a wild senior singing group in Massachusetts. 108 minutes Color 2007.

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Tip-top. Old buggers and buggeresses hopping-happy and singing for all their worth -— and what songs! None of your gooey sentimentalities, but red hot stuff from the new songwriters -— songs I’ve never heard before, and neither have they until they start rehearsing them. Difficult, switching, twitching songs -— and they true-blue them each and every one. The average age of the gang is 80. They get ready for a concert by taking on new material and we watch while they muddle through it until they don’t. They have toured the world and sung for the crowned heads. But they are the ones should have crowns on their heads, and let me rush to place them there. Old age is the great mystery. And its vitality!

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