2008-04-10 / News

Senior chorus movie winning raves nationwide

The Newport International Film Festival will host an exclusive screening of "Young@Heart," an uplifting documentary about a group of senior citizens from Massachusetts and their stories of friendship and life told through contemporary music artists, such as the Clash, Coldplay, the Ramones, Outkast, and more. Immediately following the screening, guests will be treated to a concert by the famed Young@Heart chorus, the only appearance before the movie hits theaters nationwide.

The documentary follows this unlikely group of performers, whose average age is 80, and shares their personal stories, rehearsals and shows. The inspiring story of these performers brings to light their friendships, sense of humor, creativity and youthful attitudes.

The screening will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center in Newport, with tickets now on sale. For more information, call 846-5252.

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