Experience the triumph of the human spirit and the strength of will, with a few tears and laughs thrown in with equal measure!
Athlone Film Club presents [email protected] on Tuesday November 10 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, an uplifting and delightful documentary about a choir of senior citizens ‘behaving badly!’
Directed by Stephen Walker, [email protected] is a sweet-natured documentary about the Young @Heart Chorus, a singling ensemble from Massachusetts, whose members’ ages range from 75 to 93, and who specialise in full-blooded versions of rock standards.
Their showstopper is a cover of The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go? As performed by 90-something Eileen Hall, who asks the question as if pondering whether to remain at home or head off to the garden centre.
The movie is valuable in that it tackles head-on subjects that are verboten in our fastidious pop culture: old age and death. Two of the chorus die uncontroversially of old age in the course of the film and their passing is greeted sadly but without inordinate fuss by the others, who are being kept alive by the thrill of touring and performing.
Don’t miss this gem of a documentary that will brighten your November’s evening, come along to the Dean Crowe on Tuesday November 10 and prepare to be uplifted!
Pre-screening complimentary wine reception in the theatre bar at 7.30pm.