Recently, the missus scored free tickets to last night’s advance screening of Young@Heart at the AMC Forum, the documentary about the titular seniors’ chorus. Led by Bob Cilman, the Massachusetts-based group performs an eclectic range of pop songs, including Sonic Youth’s “Schizophrenia” and, as shown above, the Ramones.
It’s all very quirky and funny until it becomes apparent that some of the singers aren’t going to make it through the film. Then it turns into a study on what it is to come to terms with your own mortality, something I’ve been mulling over since I got the news that 2 people and 1 cat were to become 2 people, 1 cat, and 1 baby. You look at life at little differently when someone is completely dependant on you (cats don’t totally count as they always have a Plan B in the event of their owners’ deaths).
Anyway, I recommend it.