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October Wine Tasting and Screening

What: Young @ Heart
When: Sunday October 26, wine tasting at 4:00 pm;
    film begins at 5:00
Rating: PG
Where: Stonehedge Inn and Spa

Directions: Please see this map.

Cost: Admission is free for members. Non-members can purchase a one-day membership at the door for $20 per person, which includes admission to the wine tasting and screening. For details please see our membership page.

Wine Tasting: GFS member Sue Nordberg hosts a wine tasting at Stonehedge. We will have an hour to sample the wines and enjoy hors d’oeuvres produced in the inn’s excellent kitchen.

Dinner at the Left Bank: Proprietor Levent Bozkurt once again extends special pricing to GFS members and guests for dinner at Stonehedge’s elegant Left Bank restaurant: $40 prix fixe per person for your choice of one appetizer and one entrée. After the film at 7:00 pm.

young at heart-title

Young @ Heart is a documentary made by an Englishman about a singing group from Northampton, MA. Their average age is 81 and the oldest member is 92, and they sing hard rock, soul, and punk. The film follows several weeks of preparation as the group learns new songs leading up to a concert in the local prison. Critics and audiences were in rare accord on this film, with both groups rating it around 90/100 on Rottentomatoes.com.

Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star:

“Its subjects are so compelling that Young @ Heart becomes a blisteringly funny and deeply moving meditation on music and mortality.”

Philip Marchand, Toronto Star:

“One of the most remarkable scenes you will ever see in a documentary is the chorus of elderly men and women — average age of 80 — singing Bob Dylan's ‘Forever Young’ before convicts in a Massachusetts penitentiary.”

Ty Burr, Boston Globe:

“In [email protected], the prison is old age, and every song's a jailbreak.”

You can watch a trailer here or get more information on the film at the Internet Movie Database or Rotten Tomatoes.
 

2008-10-10