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Thursday, July 25, 2019,
1pm - 5pm

Louden Nelson Auditorium & The MAH

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Bring the whole family to enjoy short international films on the ways other communities spark connection and community for their local seniors.

Enjoy quick, witty films on tea party raves at the Posh Club in Great Britain, finding your legacy through dance in Marin County, CA, and a cross-country pedicab adventure through Denmark.


The Film Festival kicks off at the Louden Nelson Auditorium. Then, jump in the free pedicab to be taken over to the MAH for one more film, to explore the exhibition, and some party food.

1-2 pm: Short Films and Activities

Louden Nelson Auditorium
301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA

2-2:15 pm: Enjoy a free pedicab ride.

2:15-4 pm: After-Party and Eats

Santa Cruz MAH
705 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA


You will receive a free parking pass at the Louden Nelson Center Office. Simply let them know you are there for the Film Festival.

Plus, all attendees receive free museum admission for the day. Stay after to explore all three floors of interactive exhibitions at the MAH.

The Films

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The Grey Escape


A cycling documentary about a group of elderly people cycling nearly 250 miles from Denmark to Norway. Across the Western world, millions of elderly people live in care homes - often lonely, isolated and without mobility. But these elderly people are breaking free!

In particular, Marie, 96, and Finn, 81, overcome their issues and grow closer. The only problem is Marie thinks Finn is too young for her.

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Senior’s Rocking

Marin County, CA

A companion piece to the feature-length film Breath Made Visible, is a short documentary that unveils the artistic process and captures the communal energy behind the unique performance created by American dance pioneer Anna Halprin with senior citizens from all walks of life from the Redwoods Community of Seniors and the Sunshine Club in Marin County, CA.

Led by Anna Halprin's belief in dance’s power to teach, heal and transform, the film portrays and follows these senior citizens expressing their legacy through dance -- from the initial tentative rehearsals to the joyful celebration of the culminating performance.


Posh Club

Great Britain

The Posh Club is a glamorous performance and social club for older people held regularly in five locations across London and the South East. Each three-and-a-half hour event is styled as a tongue-in-cheek ‘posh’ 1940’s afternoon tea with three live show business turns, volunteer waiters in black tie, vintage crockery, and an in-house pianist.

It is a glamorous event for about 100 participants a week, held in the heart of the community in elegantly transformed church halls and other grassroots spaces and emphasizes dressing up, regular access to live performance, social connectivity, and intergenerational volunteering.

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