Silver Skies


Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6:45pm
Tivoli Theatre

With humor and compassion, “Silver Skies” chronicles the unexpected developments that occur when a group of eccentric seniors have their lives turned upside down by the sale of their beloved apartment complex. A refreshingly original story about getting older and trying to hold tight to the American Dream, the film features a cast of much-loved screen icons: George Hamilton, Valerie Perrine, Barbara Bain, Jack McGee, Alex Rocco, Mariette Hartley, Jack Betts, and Howard Hesseman. Far from playing their usual roles, however, the actors fully inhabit characters of real complexity: Long-time pals Phil and Nick (Hamilton and McGee) tenderly face Phil's descent into Alzheimer's (including episodes in which Phil delusionally believes he’s Dean Martin); Ethel (a still-sexy Perrine) and Frank (Rocco) find that friendship trumps love; Harriet (Hartley) discovers that life is good when you let down your guard; and Eve (Bain) feistily demonstrates that age is no impediment when it comes to defending what's right. Now in their twilight years, facing the unknown, these old-timer underdogs won’t yield without a fight. Having established a stellar career helming such TV shows as “The Good Wife” and “Empire,” director Rosemary Rodriguez returns to SLIFF with her second film more than a decade after winning the 2001 New Filmmakers Forum for “Acts of Worship.”

U.S., 2015, 95 min.

Directed by

Rosemary Rodriguez

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight



With director Rodriguez, who receives SLIFF’s Women in Film Award.