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AACC Women's Institute Fall Film Series

Sept. 26, 2011
Entertainment

      Films capturing women and men talking frankly about the challenges and triumphs of aging are featured in this year’s fall film series sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Women’s Institute.

      The idea of focusing on aging developed when AACC Associate Professor of Psychology Tera S. Mikula suggested a film exploring the lives of women in their 60s, 70s and 80s. She then collaborated with Suzanne Spoor, Ph.D., professor of English and gender and sexuality studies, and Nicole R. Williams, associate professor and coordinator of human services, to find other films that went with that theme.

      The three films are “Ten More Good Years,” 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; “Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women Over 60,” 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; and “Can’t Stop Now: A Choreopgrapher Validates the Older Dancer,” 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. All films are free and will be shown in Room 219 of the Cade Center for Fine Arts on the west side of AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

      “Ten More Years” is a 71-minute film interviewing researchers, lawyers, activists and ordinary people about the unique challenges and discrimination facing elder members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in America.

      “Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women Over 60” features women aged 67-87 talking about how they feel about themselves, sex and love in later life, including the realities of aging.

      “Can’t Stop Now: A Choreographer Validates the Older Dancer” focuses on six dancers who have continued their careers beyond the age of 40, demonstrating that age has enhanced, rather than diminished their capabilities, helping to shatter the stereotype that dancers can’t continue their profession beyond a certain age.

      For information, visit www.aacc.edu/women/film.cfm.