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Sunset Story

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Thwarting a popular misconception about old age, SUNSET STORY tells the tale of two elderly folk who remain sharp and politically charged throughout their twilight years. Filmmaker Laura Gabbert traveled to a retirement home called Sunset Hall in Los Angeles to find her subjects: Irja Lloyd and Lucille Alpert, who are 81 and 95 years old respectively. Sunset Hall's residents all have a deep interest in politics, resulting in a vibrant community of retired activists who have lost none of their passion and verve for current affairs. Gabbert trains her camera on Irja and Lucille to highlight two typical members of the community, and the couple delight in retelling fascinating tales about their lives. They even express disappointment in their fellow residents at Sunset Hall, whom they castigate for not being quite as up to date on current events as they are. Fortunately Irja and Lucille are more than happy keeping each other company, and Gabbert's film reflects beautifully on two people who are clearly delighted to be caught in the throes of a flourishing friendship.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DV-1005

  • Credits
    Lucille Alpert, Irja Lloyd
  • Critic Reviews
    "Lovingly directed by Laura Gabbert, it is certainly a gem, small and, in its very modest way, perfect of its kind."
    New York Times

    "[A] sincerely affecting film, truthfully inspiring emotion, both happy and sad."
    Los Angeles Times

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