Old faces, filled with time
Flash back what’s to come like heat lightening
taking the long road home
Lost smiles, fretful grimaces, contorted frowns
All sides of broken triangles
Lonely whispers awaiting blind supplication
Like wayward priests in intercession
Clouds, filled with tomorrow, rain hard
on barren fields, left alone in fallow adoration
Weak, knees trembling, arms outstretched
Imagined saviors climb down from still green crosses
Crucification waits at least one more day
Without warning, or reason
another day is born from today’s seeds, and
more time fills our aging faces
Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.
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4 thoughts on “Growing Old and Wondering”
Michelle: Thanks. This is great stuff!
This is at the cleveland film festival
UNITED KINGDOM, USA
Directed by Stephen Walker
Running time: 108 minutes
Here are some aging musicians whose idea of rockin’ and rollin’ sure isn’t
confined to their rocking chairs. Young@Heart is a fabulous group of
choristers in their 70s, 80s and 90s who cover bands from The Clash to
Talking Heads to Coldplay and Sonic Youth. Based in Northampton,
Massachusetts, and performing under the direction of dynamic Bob Cilman
since 1982, the singers are former doctors, teachers, homemakers,
executives, and food care workers. Young@Heart’s sometimes naughty,
sometimes nice renditions of popular R&B and rock tunes bring new meaning to
lyrics of pain, loneliness, sex, and death. Some of the artists whose works
are interpreted by Young@Heart have responded enthusiastically to the
chorus’s renditions of their songs. The group recently performed with David
Byrne, who invited them to be part of the New Yorker Festival. This
documentary by English filmmakers Sally George and Stephen Walker chronicles
seven weeks in the lives of the choir members as they rehearse for a
one-night performance in their hometown. In addition to concert performances
like thsoe depicted in the film, Young@Heart tours the world with theatrical
productions. In late 2007, the group spent three weeks bringing its stage
show to audiences in several French cities. A huge audience favorite,
Young@Heart isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. –BB
Category: Documentaries, Music! Movies!
Producer: Sally George
Cinematography: Eddie Marritz
Editing: Chris King
Director’s Biography: Stephen Walker has directed 23 films for the British
television networks BBC and Channel Four. He has also written two books –
most recently “Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima,”which reached the New York
Times Bestseller List, and “King of Cannes,” a riotous account of his two
weeks at the famous film festival.
Selected Filmography: “Prisoners in Time“ (1995), “Waiting for Harvey
“ (1999), “Faking It: Punk to Conductor“ (2001), “Hardcore“ (2001),
“Hiroshima – A Day That Shook The World“ (2005), YOUNG@HEART (2007)
Another good question, in its way.