I just watched an awe inspiring movie called Young At Heart Chorus on DVD.
As a quote from the DVD states "It was wonderful, and got us near tears. Just a beautiful true story about real people who want to keep living...Keep it Moving." Gretchen, New Hampshire 5/08
For clip to the movie click here Young at Heart
The first Young at Heart members lived in an elderly housing project in Northampton, MA. The first group included elders who lived through both World Wars. One member fought in the Battle of the Somme as a 16 year old and another, Anna Main, lost her husband in the First World War. Anna was a stand-up comic who at 88 told jokes that only she could get away with. She sang until she was 100.
The 2006 Walker George documentary “Young @ Heart”, originally broadcast on British television, won two Rose d’Or awards, the LA Film Festival Audience Award, screened at Sundance in 2008 and in April 2008 Fox Searchlight released it in North American cinemas.
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The current performers in Young@Heart range in age from 73 to 89. There are some with prior professional theater or music experience, others who have performed extensively on the amateur level, and some who never stepped onto a stage before turning eighty. None of the current performers of Y@H were part of the original group that formed in 1982, but they have kept alive the spirit of the early pioneers and continue to push the group into glorious new directions.