Setting: the singles scene at a futuristic pick-up bar. Portrait of guys and dolls on the make, fortified by martinis or cosmos as they desperately try to connect with another willing partner. They're all hungry;you can practically taste it. But it's a meat market with a difference. For most, their only contact with the opposite sex is a phone line and TV monitor. Definitely a safety net for those with second thought;till between the turn-ons and put downs, they emerge from their chat rooms to meet the perfect match. Yet these swinging singles aren't Brittany or Brad wannabees. They're seniors of uncertain age, muddling through the last chapter of their lives, warding off loneliness as they search for love and companionship and sex. Until...Written by
David Drach beautifully captures the essence of what it means to grow old and grow weary from knowing the body is failing the youthful spirit. The "gang" of older folks in Last Call represent all of us, regardless of age, in our fears, our desires and our needs.
Mind over matter is what Last Call prompts in me, and I for one look at people around me, young and old, with the knowledge that we are all human beings, equal and the same, and yet fiercely individual. Common for us all is that we deserve respect, despite our inevitable demise. This short film makes this abundantly clear.
Last Call inspires thought and provokes emotions and will stay with you for years to come.
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