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Golden Threads

You're never too old to love or be loved

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Lifestyle, Cultural History, Human Rights, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

Forty-five year-old filmmaker Lucy Winer was in the midst of a virulent midlife crisis when she began filming ninety year-old Christine Burton, an independent-minded community organizer who, at the age of eighty, founded Golden Threads, a global networking service for lesbians over fifty. GOLDEN THREADS, a documentary directed and written by Lucy Winer and produced by Karen Eaton and Winer, affectionately profiles Burton's unconventional life as it exuberantly overturns our most deeply rooted stereotypes and fears of aging. Playfully interweaving documentary and first-person diary entries, with quirky and inventive animation techniques, GOLDEN THREADS generates a groundbreaking, intergenerational dialogue about intimacy, life choices and what it means to grow old in America today.

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Wildlight Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
1999

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