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This Week in Elder News: 9 February 2008

New Additions to the Geezer Flicks List

Well, this is an embarrassment. It has been a year since I last updated the Geezer Flicks list and it's not that I've forgotten it; I use it all the time to select movies to rent.

I’ve added six new films today, indicated on the list by this icon: NEW. The movie titles link to their pages at the Internet Movie Database.

In the past, some of you have voiced objections to the name “Geezer Flicks” but it makes me laugh so if you’re one of those, live with it. It doesn't hurt the many great movies on the list.

Everyone is welcome to suggest additions; there must be some I’ve missed over the course of a year. You can email me from the link at the top of the left sidebar or leave suggestions in the comments below. You’ll find the criteria on the Geezer Flicks page and I’ll try to be more diligent about keeping the list up to date in the future.

Documentaries about elders are welcome too as long they are easily available for rental or purchase. (You can always find a link to the list in the right sidebar under the TGB Features header.)

Here are the titles of the newly added films:

Checking Out
Notes on a Scandal
Oh, God
Rocket Gibralter

A winter weekend is a good time to cozy up with a movie and a bowl of popcorn, and there are now more than a hundred geezer flicks to choose from.

[At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Rabon Saip tells of his search for a particular and elusive aroma in Whiff.]


I have one for the non-English category: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road). It's the first in Satyajit Ray's wonderful Apu trilogy. It features a brilliant, moving portrayal of a dependent aged aunt in a rural Indian family.

Here's two more, Ronni:

The Savages (2007) Comedy/drama Siblings struggle with decisions about their father's care and their own futures.

Aurora Borealis (2005) Comedy/drama Gen X slacker grows up while caring for his ailing grandfather.

'The Evening Star' follows after 'Terms of Endearment' and takes Shirley Maclaine's character into the end of her life, tying up relationships, finding peace with the end stage of life. It was not the greatest movie I have seen but it had a grace to it about aging, showing the good and bad side of passionate characters such as she played in both of these movies.

Bagdad Cafe - a great film on any level, but Jack Palance and Marianne Sägebrecht are wonderful.

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