Date: Sunday 17th October
Time: 2 pm
Live Music with Gordon Murray Loy from 1.15 pm – combine both events!
Director: Stephen Walker
Genre: Documentary / Music
Cast: Young@Heart-Choir and Band
Production Year: 2007, UK/USA, 109 min.
Awards: 10 wins & 9 nominations
English with German subtitles
Rock’n Roll will never die!
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.
The film documents the true story of the final weeks of rehearsal for the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton, MA, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate.
Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs, for example, by James Brown, and Sonic Youth. Although they have toured Europe and sang for royalty, this account focuses on preparing new songs, not an easy endeavor, for a concert in their home town, which succeeds in spite of several real heart breaking events.
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