Saturday, October 15, 2016

Young@Heart [on DVD]

by Bob Cilman [DVD 305.26 You]

If you’ve never seen the documentary film, “Young @ (at) Heart”, it’s about time you did! This group of senior singers who can rock modern tunes will please your ears, tickle your funny bone, and steal your heart. The chorus from Massachusetts has been going strong for over 30 years and has performed nationally and internationally. Witness as they prepare for their big annual show in their home city, led by their indefatigable choir director. Will they learn the lyrics and the rhythms of all the new songs that are to be included in the program? How will their run-through at a local correctional facility go over? Will illness prevent some of the soloists from participating? This is a wonderful and candid look at the lives of two dozen elderly people — the youngest folks in the chorus are over 70 — who are full of life and passion and camaraderie, willing to share their love of music with each other and the public. Be prepared to hear some songs in a way you haven’t before, like “Schizophrenia” and “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” It’s “a trip” worth taking!

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Young@Heart web site ]
Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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