Young at Heart is back for its ninth year in 2014, running from 15 to 23 March. The festival presents daytime screenings in Sydney (Dendy Opera Quays), Parramatta (Riverside Theatre), Newcastle (Tower Cinemas) and Canberra (Capitol 6 Cinemas, Manuka). Selected titles also screen in over 30 regional towns across NSW and beyond.
Premieres this year include New York comedy FADING GIGOLO starring Woody Allen and Sharon Stone, Japanese family drama LIKE FATHER LIKE SON, Kashmir-set Indian drama VALLEY OF SAINTS and a new star-studded adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET written by Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).
New documentaries include THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES, about the 1973 Billie Jean King / Bobby Riggs tennis match that galvanized women’s liberation and made history, and BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, a candid and revealing portrait of gay seniors.
Classics include a special screening of Philip Noyce’s Sydney noir HEATWAVE and new digital prints of NORTH BY NORTHWEST and THE WIZARD OF OZ (in 3D).
Filmmakers will be on hand to take part in Q&As with the audience, including the teams behind home-grown films BACKYARD ASHES, ERIC SMITH: NOT FINISHED YET and THE MAN FROM COXS RIVER. Other screenings will include social mixers, special introductions by experts and access services such as open captions for the hard of hearing.
The best new Australian short films featuring seniors in lead roles will screen at the ‘Stay in Touch’ Short Film Awards, presented by National Relay Service. The audience will vote for the best film, alongside an esteemed jury of industry professionals.
Tickets go on sale from each venue February 14th 2014.