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Plot, Details & Awards

Young @ Heart

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements.

PG In Theaters 04/9/2008 , 108min.
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Plot & Details

The Young@Heart Chorus is a vocal group from Northampton, MA, who have earned an international reputation for their unique interpretations of songs by Sonic Youth, the Ramones, and the Clash. However, this isn't a teenage garage band attacking the classic punk rock songbook -- the Young@Heart Chorus is comprised of 22 senior citizens whose average age is 80, and under director Bob Cilman they've gained a degree of fame for their enthusiastic a cappella renditions of well-known rock & roll tunes. Filmmaker Stephen Walker spent several weeks with the members of the Young@Heart Chorus as they rehearsed for their annual concert in Northampton, and Young@Heart is a documentary which offers a look at their rigorous rehearsal process, the background of several members, and their efforts to stay active and think positive, even as their friends succumb to old age. Produced for British television, Young@Heart was screened in competition at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Documentary Feature Nominated

Florida Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Florida Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

International Documentary Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 International Documentary Association IDA/Alan Ett Music Documentary Award Won

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award Won

Melbourne International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Melbourne International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Southeastern Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Documentary Nominated

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

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