On the following Saturday, Oct. 17, there will be a “speed meeting” event at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Both the screening and speed meetings are LGBT-friendly.
An unprecedented speed-dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds serves as the backdrop for "The Age of Love," an alternately poignant and funny look at the search for love among the senior set.
Over one summer, the movie’s producers followed 10 speed daters — recently widowed, long-divorced or never-married — as they prepared for the big day, endured a rush of encounters, then anxiously received the results. Fearlessly candid about themselves and what they seek, the WWII babies are forced to take stock of life-worn bodies and still-hopeful hearts.
Then, as they head out on the dates that result, comic and bittersweet moments reveal how worries over physical appearance, romance and rejection, loss and new beginnings change — or don’t change — from first love to the far reaches of life.
"The Age of Love" is a story of the universality of love and desire, regardless of age, and is a wonderful corrective to the films that deny seniors the full range of who they are and who they can be.
Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. at the Rialto Cinemas and there will be refreshments available for purchase at the screening.
The follow-up event will take place at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, located at 167 N. High St., Sebastopol. Come join us for a late-morning gathering for a fun two hours of getting to know other seniors in your community. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. The cost for the event is $8 for Wisdom Counts members and $10 for non-members. Please call the Senior Center to register.
The Sebastopol Area Senior Center serves western Sonoma County seniors and its mission is to create and maintain an environment that encourages independence for older adults by providing learning, social, recreational opportunities in the continuing pursuit of a fulfilling and healthy life. The SASC strives to educate the community about the issues related to the aging process.
~ David Abbott, Program Director