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YOUNG AT HEART is here! Senior Choir Rocking out in the theater Friday and Saturday Nights!

That's right, the movie you've been waiting for is almost here. Only a few more days to pace endlessly, smoking cigarette after cigarette, because YOUNG AT HEART - the documentary where the old folks sing punk songs - will open at the Alamo South Lamar this Friday. It has made a huge splash on the festival circuit and critics have been beside themselves:

" One of the most delightful movies to come along this year." - NY Daily News

"You won't believe the world of YOUNG AT HEART, but you'll have a hard time resisting it." - Kenneth Turan, LA Times

"A heartening and poignant affirmation of the transformative power of music." - USA Today

And not only will we be playing the film, we will be joined at the Friday and Saturday 7:05 screenings by Senior Sing Along, a local group who can rock out with the best of them, performing a song or two just for you.

Buy those tickets NOW, so you won't be on the outside looking in. Here's the helpful link.

More about YOUNG AT HEART:

Since 1982, Young@Heart, a chorus composed of senior citizens, has entertained audiences at home and abroad with unique renditions of punk, rock, and rhythm-and-blues songs by musicians as disparate as the Clash, Coldplay, and James Brown. With a new show titled "Alive and Well" six weeks away, Young@Heart's taskmaster choral director has six new songs for these inspiring elders to learn, from Sonic Youth's discordant "Schizophrenia" to Allen Toussaint's tongue-twisting "Yes, We Can Can."

This is no mere novelty act for its members. Young@Heart is at once a serious musical undertaking, a supportive community, and a way to stay active and engaged when society often expects seniors to be passive and quiet. The group's eclectic and entertaining repertoire shines a spotlight on taboos about old age—the Clash's "Should I Stay, or Should I Go?" becomes an amusing meditation on life and death, while Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" serves as a haunting ode to lost youth and fallen friends.

While the chorus prepares for the concert, some members struggle with serious health problems, impressing us even further with the special challenges the group faces. Funny, poignant, and inspirational, Stephen Walker's intimate documentary demonstrates that the Young@Heart chorus only gets better with age.

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