September 6, 2019
  • For many years, Jim Vanden Bosch, founder and Executive Director of Terra Nova Films, and Rick Scheidt, Professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, have been reviewing films for The Gerontologist, a journal of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Under the editorship of Helen Kivnick, Professor of Social Work, University of Minnesota, these film reviews of both documentaries and feature films have been ap.. read more

  • September 6, 2019

    For many years, Jim Vanden Bosch, founder and Executive Director of Terra Nova Films, and Rick Scheidt, Professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, have been reviewing films for The Gerontologist, a journal of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Under the editorship of Helen Kivnick, Professor of Socia.. read more

  • September 6, 2019

    Film: What They Had (98 min) Written and Directed by: Elizabeth Chomko Available on Amazon and other streaming platforms Release Date: January 2018 In the opening scenes of this captivating film, an older woman gets out of bed in the dark, gets partially dressed, and walks out of the house in a light jacket into a snowy night. The shot holds on he.. read more

  • September 6, 2019

    Allow me to start this review on a personal note. In reviewing films for this journal, I have tried to find those films that present aspects of elderhood in an insightful or credible way, and that are often not well known. Such films, I’m finding, are harder and harder to come by. So, for this review, I decided to dip into the pool of more mains.. read more

  • September 6, 2019

    What happens when close-up pictures of human faces are enlarged and displayed in public spaces? Faces Places is a film that invites viewers along on a road trip to see the answer to this question. Agnes Varda, a well-known French filmmaker, who at 89 is still making films, teams up with a prolific and anonymous (but internationally known) 33-year-.. read more

  • September 6, 2019

    Of all the stories we enjoy hearing and seeing in films, stories about love—or the lack of it—seem to be at the top of the list. Try to think for a moment of a film that tells a story without any love-related component. Love, of course, exists in many forms besides the one we most often associate with that emotion—romantic love. Familial lov.. read more