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The Mayor (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 12 November 2011 (USA)
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THE MAYOR is a stereotype-shattering documentary that reveals the humanity of seniors living life to the fullest in a retirement community in Texas.

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Jared Scheib
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Cast overview:
Sam Berger Sam Berger ... Himself
Cordy Frieze Cordy Frieze ... Herself
Dorothy June Wyll Dorothy June Wyll ... Herself
Ceil Schwartz Ceil Schwartz ... Herself
Ed Schwartz Ed Schwartz ... Himself
Marguerite Gulbis Marguerite Gulbis ... Herself
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THE MAYOR is a stereotype-shattering documentary that reveals the humanity of seniors living life to the fullest in a retirement community in Texas. Through the titular 88-year-old Mayor back on the dating scene, a Southern dame devoted to her deceased husband, and a hilarious firecracker of a woman with sharp wit and tongue intact, the film intimately explores the eternal struggle for love and connection. The octogenarians of THE MAYOR defy cultural expectations and demonstrate how our golden years can be as meaningful, challenging, and triumphant a time as any other. Written by Jared Scheib

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love | jewish | old age | aging | See All (4) »

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Live it up, at 88


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Life's Waltz Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The secret lives of old people
21 December 2012 | by MLWhySee all my reviews

What a humanizing, funny and sad portrait of life. This documentary shows the octogenarian cast as people, rather than stereotypes or tropes, and it made me realize that's so often how I see the elderly. The movie doesn't assuage any fears you may as a viewer have about getting old and death. But it does portray the people in our midst who think about it more often than many of us, and how they behave in their day-to-day lives. The cast is so different from the non-elderly in some obvious ways, but it also shows similarities and flaws we all share, and it's done in a way that's respectful and true. It's a great movie, and I look forward to more from this director.


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