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Winner - Best Editing

* CLICK HERE for our Q&A with director Josefina Lyons, choreographers Marnie Thomas Wood and George Faison

In the spring of 2017, four older choreographers, once seminal participants in the modern dance world and Broadway, started the monumental task of creating dances with a diverse group of New York seniors, most of whom had never danced on stage before. Over a few intense months, these choreographers, including the first black artist to have won a Tony award for choreography and a 92-year old former dance partner of pioneer Martha Graham, brought to life their ideas and sparked delight in the senior dancers. The film documents this unlikely event and, in the process, reveals the capacity of the older person to experience unrestrained joy and unwavering determination through dance and art.

Director's Bio

Josefina Rotman Lyons is a New York City-based filmmaker, who recently directed her first documentary, REVIVAL. Previously, she assisted Kathy Leichter with her documentary HERE ONE DAY, and most recently Peter Rosen with his PBS "American Masters" documentary about architect Eero Saarinen. Josefina is a lawyer who transitioned into filmmaking in 2010. For years, she helped the arts community as a member of Massachusetts non-profit organizations. Josefina was born in Argentina and grew up there until she came to the United States for college.

This film is sponsored by Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis Attorneys at Law

  • Year
  • Runtime
    65 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Central Oregon Premiere
  • Director
    Josefina Rotman Lyons
  • Cast
    George Faison, Ellen Graff, Naomi Goldberg Haas, Stuart Hodes, and Marnie Thomas Wood
  • Cinematographer
    Will Kitchings
  • Editor
    Will Kitchings
  • Music
    Jared Samuel