Age of Champions (educational)

    • Directed by: Christopher Rufo
    • Produced by: Keith Ochwat

      Released: 2013
      Running Time: 72mins
      Subtitles: English
      Subjects: Children, Youth and Family  Sociology
       

      AGE OF CHAMPIONS is an award-winning documentary following five competitors who spring, leap, and swim for the gold at the National Senior Olympics. Meet 100-year-old tennis champion Roger Gentilhomme, 86-year-old pole vaulter Adolf Hoffman, and The Tigerettes-- a group of rough-and-tumble basketball-playing Grandmas—as they triumph over the limitations of age and inspire others to do the same. Called “infectiously inspiring” by the Washington Post, AGE OF CHAMPIONS is a light-hearted take on growing older, and a powerful story worth sharing.

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      Awards:

      • Official Selection- Silverdocs
      • Official Selection- Austin Film Festival
      • Official Selection- Doc Edge Film Festival
      • Official Selection- Doc Miami Film Festival

      Reviews/ Testimonials:

      "As a profile of perseverance and discipline, Age of Champions is infectiously inspiring!" -Washington Post

      "Infinitely inspirational ... funny and sweet and sure to poke a tear from even the most hard-hearted." -Austin Chronicle

      "Makes you feel that, no, you’re not too tired to go for a run ... it's who I want to be when I grow up!" -The Express

      "Prepare yourself for a major dose of inspiration … a must-see for anyone who has ever uttered the phrase, “I can’t do it.”" -Fitness

      "I could not help but laugh and cry and empathize on so many levels with the remarkable older adults depicted in Age of Champions. This film captures the human spirit in all its frailties and strengths."
      -Dr. Tamara Wolske, University of Indianapolis

      "Fun, inspiring, and instructive ... Age of Champions ask all of us to consider what motivates us. Whether we are working too much, facing an empty nest, semi-retired, or signing up for Social Security, we can turn our love of competition into pursuing Gold."
      -Dr. Caroline Cicero, Pepperdine University

      "Very fun and very inspiring... the true value for staff is that they can see the abilities and possibilities rather than the disabilities and liabilities of older adults. It opened their thinking to what older adults can do!"
      -Ruth Weispfenning, Mayo Clinic
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