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Sunset Story
Sunset Story
Actors: Irja Lloyd, Lucille Alpert, Priscilla Yablon, Phil Way, Paul Alpert
Director: Laura Gabbert
Genres: Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 15min

Sunset Story is a funny and intimate documentary drama that will make you think differently about growing old. It tells the story of Irja (81) and Lucille (95), two friends at a rest home for retired radicals. As they at...  more »


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Actors: Irja Lloyd, Lucille Alpert, Priscilla Yablon, Phil Way, Paul Alpert
Director: Laura Gabbert
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Capital Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/12/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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I laughed, I cried, I picketed.
pepita | hawaii | 04/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Deeply moving, hilariously funny and extremely inspiring. A wonderful story about the friendship between a perfect "odd couple" pairing of women in a home for aging political progressives. A true love story between friends. Their connection made the film as much about what it means to be alive and curious and interested, as it was a window into a transition we will all eventually experience. It made me think and feel and fall in love with the characters and you can't ask for much more than that. I loved it."
Getting old doesn't mean your useless
Bob Harras | Indiana | 04/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My title says what I got out of this film. I want to be high minded and funny, and somewhat contankerous like these old farts. I dug this documentary. It follows two friends at a retirement home for left wingers. Though I might not be of that political stripe I do have parents getting older and seeing a place that fosters the idea that their thoughts matter, well that's appealing to me. Dying with dignity...with opinions that are just as valid as everyone elses. quite the film especially if you are thinking about what to do with your own parental units."
Very overwhelming experience
Donald Guyver | Firebird, Montana | 05/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary really made me re-think what it means to grow old. I'd guess before this I didnt think about it all that much and I would write older folks off no matter what thier opinion was because they were just old and senile, but I can see how wrong I may have been sometimes.

These two ladies in this movie crack me up, and theyr so honest and caring. Their friendship is one tht I wish I could have.

Really, if yer looking for a feel good movie or a movie that will just make you re-think what the future has in store for you then I'd pick this up. Would make a great gift for anyone who is taking care of an elderly parent or grandparent as well. Charming movie."
Life. and. Death
TundraVision | o/~ from the Land of Sky Blue Waters o/~ | 07/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

Paul McCartney now *is* the age in his song.
The time is coming for us all.

This doumentary is an absolutely essential experience for everyone of all ages. I'm recommending it to all my friends at the assisted living Lodge where I call Bingo. For those who have not had much experience with "the backside of life," who, unlike this reviewer, have not spent a lot of time visiting relatives in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, this film about a "Rest Home' for retired radicals" shows that residence in these places does *not* have to be the end or drastic curtailment of who one is or one's passions. If I lived closer to LA, so that my friends and relatives here could come visit me there, I would move to Sunset Hall in a heartbeat when my time comes.
The central tale of two women there is well told and a timeless story of life, liberty and loyalty for all. /TundraVision, Amazon Reviewer"