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Institute for Ageing Film Festival

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Newcastle University Institute for Ageing Film Festival, which will take place over three days in November.

Date/Time: 5th - 7th November, 6pm - 8.30pm

Venue: Tyneside Cinema

Across three evenings, we will show three different films, followed by an informal, panel-led Q&A and discussion on age-related topics that arise in the films. 

Entry to all films is completely free, open to all members of the public, but booking is essential (and each evening requires a separate ticket). Refreshments will be provided. 


Monday 5th November

From 6pm - 8.30pm, The Tyneside Cinema

Film: The Age of Adaline (12A)

The evening will consist of a film screening of The Age of Adaline, followed by a panel and audience discussion on some of the main themes. The panel will feature Newcastle University researchers, who will start off by introducing a few topics; from the biology of ageing, cultural representations of ageing and the pursuit of eternal youth, to health as we age and the differences between men and women, and health in the north and south.

About the film:

Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reawakens Adaline's long-suppressed passion for life and romance. When a weekend with Ellis' parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that changes her life forever. Watch the trailer

Panel members include, Newcastle University’s Professor Mark Birch-MachinProfessor Carol Jagger and Professor Andrew Newman.

Further details on our panel members will follow!

Book your free ticket for: The Age of Adaline

 


Tuesday 6th November

From 6pm - 8.30pm, The Tyneside Cinema

Film: The Lady in the Van (12A)

The evening will consist of a film screening of The Lady in the Van, followed by a panel and audience discussion on some of the main themes. The panel will feature Newcastle University researchers, as well as a guest from a 3rd party organisation, who will start off by introducing a few topics; from ageing in the community, the social and health care of older people, health in later life, housing and ageing without children.

About the film:

the Lady in the Van is the true story of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric woman of uncertain origins, who 'temporarily' parked her broken-down van in writer Alan Bennett's London driveway, and proceeded to live there for the next 15 years. Watch the trailer

Panel members include Newcastle University’s Professor Louise Robinson, Professor Rose Gilroy and Dr Suzanne Moffatt, as well as chair and Trustee Chair for Ways to Wellness, Professor Chris Drinkwater.

Further details on our panel members will follow!

Book your free ticket for: The Lady in the Van

 


Wednesday 7th November

From 6pm - 8.30pm, The Tyneside Cinema

Film: The Intern (12A)

The evening will consist of a film screening of The Intern, followed by a panel and audience discussion on some of the main themes. The panel will feature Newcastle University researchers, as well as a guest from a 3rd party organisation, who will start off by introducing a few topics; from older people in the workplace, social isolation in later life, sense of place after retirement, being single in later life, and the value of social networks as we age.

About the film:

Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you're already retired. Looking to get back into the game, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben soon becomes popular with his younger co-workers, including Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss and founder of the company. Whittaker's charm, wisdom and sense of humor help him develop a special bond and growing friendship with Jules. Watch the trailer

Panel members include Newcastle University’s Professor Thomas Scharf, Professor Karen Ross and Dr Lynne Corner, as well as the The Centre for Research into the Older Workforce's Professor Matt Flynn.

Further details on our panel members will follow!

Book your free ticket for: The Intern

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