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Ping Pong (documentary film) AND an introduction to Sports for Active Seniors

Event Type: ADULT - SENIORS
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 3/3/2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 This event is part of a series,
BOOM: Programs for older adults and baby boomers
Our kick-off event will include both a film AND a talk by Bob Brooks and Jack Loud, from the local organization, "Sports for Active Seniors" (SAS).http://sportsforactiveseniors.org/
Ping Pong
Documentary/UK/2012/76 minutes
Ping Pong’s players from around the world are headed for the world championships in China’s Inner Mongolia. Terry (81) having been given a week to live, gets in sight of winning gold. Inge (89) has used table tennis to train her way out of the dementia ward she committed herself to. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world and Texan Lisa Modlich, a new-comer at 85 years old, is determined to do whatever it takes to win her first gold. This film is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.
http://pingpongfilm.co.uk/
Produced, Directed & Filmed by
Hugh Hartford & Anson Hartford
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov
Library: Alicia Ashman Branch
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Alicia Ashman Branch Library
Contact Number: 608-824-1780
Status: Closed