Senior Prom

Doc Shorts: Growing Old

123 minutes 6 Films

A program that captures the wisdom, the humor, and the pain that comes with age.
In this program
Come On time

Come on Time

Directed by
Chris Vernon
2020
40 minutes
English
A joint effort between subject and filmmaker to help Clive Kennedy, a performer whose incredible talent has gone unrealized, improve his mental health by finding catharsis through song.
Hairdresser

The Hairdresser

Directed by
Lorraine Price
2020
13 minutes
French
At 83, Kathleen continues to work as a hairdresser, still doing extraordinary things in what is typically considered a pedestrian profession.
Heurtebise

Heurtebise

Directed by
Octavio Guerra & Elisa Torres
2020
20 minutes
French & Spanish
At Heurtebise, her home in France, Alice lives her last summer as her grandson experiences his first.
Senior Prom

Senior Prom

Directed by
Luisa Conlon
2021
14 minutes
English
At an LGBTQ retirement home, the annual “senior” prom celebrates the lives and legacies of resistance of the eldest queer generation.
Strikers

Strikers

Directed by
Amber Love & Andrea Raby
2021
12 minutes
English
At Illinois’ Affordable Assisted Living Coalition's annual Wii bowling competition, the reigning champs of Eden Supportive Living take on their old rivals from Bolingbrook.
Testimony of Ana

Testimony of Ana

Directed by
Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda
2021
24 minutes
Dangi
Anaben Pawar, an elderly tribal woman, is accused of witchcraft in rural India, which has a deep-rooted culture of patriarchy.