For Immediate Release
Award-Winning Film at the Downtown Library Highlights Critical Issue of Elderly Drivers
Redwood City, CA - May 10, 2012 - The Redwood City Senior Affairs Commission invites the community to join together to experience a very special documentary highlighting an issue becoming more and more important as our population ages. Never in human history have we had so many older people on the road. And with that, the question many are asking is: should very elderly people be allowed to continue to drive? And if so, to what point? This question is explored in the remarkable and award-winning documentary, “Old People Driving.” This film will be shown free to the community:
- Old People Driving – Documentary Film Program
Wednesday, May 23 at 7 PM
Community Room Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road
Documentary film maker, Shaleece Haas, features her grandfather, Redwood City resident Milton Cavalli, and Herbert Bauer in this cautionary tale. The film helps consider difficult questions about the driving question we should be having in conversations with family members and elderly friends.
The film chronicles the adventures of 96-year-old Milton and 99-year-old Herbert as they confront the end of their driving years. The film follows Herbert as he takes his last drive, hands over his keys and comes to terms with the reality of life without a car. Milton, meanwhile, continues to drive every day and vows to do so until he feels he’s no longer safe on the road. Through their stories, and a review of the latest traffic safety research, the film dispels some of the myths about elderly drivers without shying away from the fact that many will outlive their ability to drive safely.
Old People Driving has screened at film festivals around the country, and has received numerous awards including: Best Short Documentary at the Phoenix Film Festival, honorable mention at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and the Margaret and William Hearst Award for Excellence in Documentary Film. More infomration about the film is online at www.oldpeopledrivingmovie.com.
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