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Sunset Story (2003)

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Lucille and Irja are retired residents of Sunset Hall, a Los Angeles home for the elderly. Residents of Sunset Hall are retired radicals; they have retired from work but not from protesting... See full summary »

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Lucille and Irja are retired residents of Sunset Hall, a Los Angeles home for the elderly. Residents of Sunset Hall are retired radicals; they have retired from work but not from protesting against injustice. Bitter Lucille considers herself a realist. Wheelchair-bound Irja is sunny and optimistic. Lucille was raised a Jew but always aspired to assimilate. Irja wants to explore all sorts of new traditions. Through the lives of these women, Sunset Story shows the life at Sunset Hall: teachers, a dancer, an engineer, a social worker, and others, all living out their golden years in a unique environment. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Old in Age but Young in Spirit
12 April 2005 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

I have to be honest, at first I wasn't looking forward to watching this documentary. I thought it would be depressing because of its subject. But it was quite the opposite. These ladies made me feel good about growing old. They're bodies may not be as willing as they once were but their minds sure as heck are. They are more full of life than some people I know who are in their 20's. They are opinionated, active, and hilarious. Former activists, and well current activists as well, living in a retirement home called Sunset Hall, which is a retirement home for the "free-thinking" elderly. These two women share a friendship, that didn't start until they both moved into the home within weeks of each other, the likes that some people will never ever have. This is a great heartwarming story about being old, but having a spirit that never ages. A lot can be learned from this movie. I really enjoyed it a lot more than I ever thought I would and I think you will to. Lucille and Irja are funny, intriguing, and simply beautiful, and so is this film.


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