New course: Exploring Aging through Film

Through film screenings, readings and group discussions, we will explore these central questions: How is the journey through later life depicted in modern films? What are the implications of these depictions for modern society? How do these portrayals relate to the scientific data available on aging and development? Do these films reflect what we have learned and are learning about the aging process from those who have embarked on this later life journey? Do they ring true to our own experiences? We will watch four feature films: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Savages, Still Mine and The Lady in the Van.