The 12th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, that kicks off on October 20th in Beverly Hills, will have a healthy competition of films dealing with people in the Third Act of life, defying the odds and traditional expectations of the ever-growing senior population.
|Ed "Doc" Ziegler works on his beehive in "The Bee Keeper"|
|Michael Arye Bender is Emilio in "The Window"|
|ATC pilot Iris Cummings Critchell |
in "The Spirit of Iris"
Says Jayaweera, “Iris truly embodies the phrase ‘life favors the prepared mind’. After hearing of her marvelous adventures and stories throughout the years, I felt her story needed to be shared. It is a story of inspiration and preparation for life, yet, many people have never heard of her and that had to change!”
If you didn’t get your fill of old rockers at the recent Desert Trip aka “Old-Chella”, check out Cheryl Robson’s "Rock 'n' Roll Island", a colorful musical doc about England’s iconic blues and rock venue, The Eel Pie Island Hotel.
|Rod Stewart (center) with bandmates Quiet Melon |
are featured in "Rock 'n' Roll Island"
All LA Femme screenings will be held at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater, 9036 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. For full schedule, tickets and more information please go to www.lafemme.org.
-- Lisa Lyons