This documentary follows an unconventional choir made up entirely of senior citizens as they rehearse new material for an epic hometown performance. Reinterpreting songs from the likes of The Clash, Sonic Youth, and Coldplay, these lovable geriatrics display an indefatigable humor and optimism.
A surprise success, this feel-good documentary captures the joie-de-vivre of an octogenarian musical group while avoiding a too-maudlin, too-sentimental approach to the elderly. Featuring cover versions of work by a wide array of musicians—from 70s punk rockers The Clash to 90s icons Sonic Youth.
Errol Morris, 2008, United States
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Christophe Honoré, 2007, France
Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger, 1948, United Kingdom
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Eran Kolirin, 2007, Israel
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Marcel Camus, 1959, Brazil
Todd Haynes, 2007, United States