A screening of “Young @ Heart” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. at the YS Library. See trailer here:
From the official website:
Stephen Walker’s documentary “Young @ Heart” follows the true story of the final weeks of rehearsal for the Young @ Heart Chorus in Northampton, MA, whose average age is 81. Their music goes against the stereotype of their age group as they perform songs by James Brown and Sonic Youth. This account focuses on preparing new songs (not an easy endeavor) for a concert in their hometown, which succeeds in spite of several real heart-breaking events. This energetic group of septua-, octo- and nono-genarians dive into rock, punk, disco, and more. Songs like “I Wanna Be Sedated” and “Stayin’ Alive” take on a whole new light as chorus members overcome health adversities while still making time to rehearse.
Currently, the “Young @ Heart” chorus with its ever-changing members is on concert tour, performing in New Hampshire this month and New Zealand in December.