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April 27

Virtual Views of MoMA’s Home Movies

MoMA has thrown open some of its film archives to explore a quotidian bit of art – the home movie – but these movies are unlike any you’ve ever seen….

June 16, 2015

Video of the Week: Preparing to Get Alzheimer’s

…– and her carers’ – if she does: Adding more tactile hobbies, improving her mobility and hardest of all, trying to become a better person. Watch the film and read…

June 10, 2015

78-Year-Old Finds Art World Fame

…in the U.S. for his portrayal of Jeeves in the BBC series. (Fry also wrote the libretto for Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of “The Magic Flute.”) The event got widespread…

November 8, 2015

Portraits of old hands tell stories + more from the week online

…by Tom Courtney and Charlotte Rampling) who are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary when their lives are rocked by a strange discovery. Whether you see the film or not, read…

April 24, 2013

When Is a Lady “Old”?

…old lady. When Vivien Leigh played her in the film version of the play, she was 38. And we call this century age-phobic. The phobia is still there – but…

September 21, 2014

Teen invents life-changing Alzheimer’s device – and more from the week online

film that features a notable person born each year between 1946 and 1954. “American Masters: The Boomer List” premiers on Tuesday, September 23 at 9pm ET. Among the 19 Boomers…

January 6, 2015

Video of the Week: Beautiful By Night

…Lounge, remains. Recently, photographer and filmmaker James Hosking documented the lives and performances of elder drag performers who work at Aunt Charlie’s. Along with a photo series, his film “Beautiful…

July 31, 2015

The Easy Way to Digitize Your Old Photos

…of formats, from printed photos to negatives and slides (minimum and maximum sizes vary by service). They’ll also digitize VHS and Betamax tapes, and 8mm film, all of which they…

October 10, 2012

Explore: “Lunch Hour NYC”

…a knob, and just like magic: lemon meringue pie. Nostalgic? A highlight of “Lunch Hour” is a shiny replica of the Automat and classic film clips of this ingenious self-serve…

June 8, 2014

WW2 vet escapes from retirement home and heads to France – and more picks from the week online

…alive. Oppenheimer’s daughter tells the story on Next Avenue; his son made the film below – a tribute to Adele’s skillful generosity and a close look at how she playfully…

June 15, 2014

The Problem With Silicon Valley’s Ageism – and more from the week online

…Dee’s Academy Award at age 83 for her role in the film “Gangsters” and includes the quote: “I think you mustn’t tell your body, you mustn’t tell your soul, ‘I’m…

November 4, 2015

Bulletin Board: Grandmother Casting Call

From time to time, Senior Planet receives requests from casting agencies looking for help in finding senior subjects for film and television, as well as other requests for seniors to…

August 2, 2016

Bulletin Board: A Casting Call & A Workforce Study

From time to time, Senior Planet receives requests from casting agencies looking for help in finding senior subjects for film and television, as well as other requests for seniors to…

August 31, 2016

Split Britches Wants You to Unearth Your Potential

…became a major influence. “We just fell in love with the doomsday aspect of that film and the humorous way it dealt with impending disaster,” Weaver says. “In the workshop,…

April 13, 2014

A major security alert – and more from the week online

…home how to use computers. An aspiring filmmaker, Saffron tagged along. The resulting feature film is an upbeat, often funny look at generations bonding and seniors embracing the new. HLNTV.com…