A quick rave about this documentary - I enjoyed this film so much that I watched it twice before sending it back to Netflix. It’s about a senior citizen chorus (average age: 80 years young) who are immensely talented and inspirational. The film chronicles a couple of months of rehearsal in preparation for a big show, and you get to know several of the chorus members very well. I fell in love with all of them.
It’s hilarious in parts, also poignant, and has me hoping that I can find a similar community when I hit my Golden Years. Speaking of “Golden Years”, their cover of this classic David Bowie song is incredible. Part of the fun of watching the film is seeing what songs they do next….don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but they do NOT perform the slow easy listening tunes you might expect from senior citizens. They ROCK and do awesome versions of songs by groups ranging from Talking Heads to Coldplay to The Clash (!). A wonderful film with a lot of heart.
You can watch the film’s trailer on the Young@Heart Chorus website.