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'Changing Perceptions of Aging' Meetup: Feature Film - Lines of Sight

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In recognition of Seniors' Week (June 1 - 7), Age-Friendly Calgary has partnered with the THIRD ACTion Film Festival to celebrate the strength, resiliency and contributions that older adults have made and continue to make within our communities.

We begin with a viewing of the film, 'Lines of Sight', an award-winning documentary on painter Jim Hall. It traces Jim's journey through incredible hardships and his development of a new art-form he calls "Lineillism". Jim created the style after a stroke and shingles marred his vision so that he saw everything in vertical lines. Inspite of this, Jim started painting the way he was seeing the world: in lines. Filmmakers capture more than 500,000 vertical brushstrokes that go into these paintings with dramatic time-lapse footage. Jim continued to be an innovator until his death in August, 2017 at the age of 84.

Guest: Director/Producer Steve Oldfield

The viewing will be followed by an interactive discussion with film Director/Producer Steve Oldfield. Steve has created hundreds of hours of television programming in a variety of major markets around the country. He also has worked as a film critic and reporter, covering the documentary competition at Sundance for more than a dozen years.

Guest: Patricia Morgan Owner of Solutions for Resilience

Patricia Morgan, owner of Solutions for Resillience will also join our discussion. Her ability to provide bite-sized knowledge nuggets for resilience has helped many people emerge stronger after facing unthinkable challenges. With an MA in Clinical Psychology, she has authored several books on resilience and stress management. She is a recipient of Global TV’s Woman of Vision award and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers’ Spirit of CAPS award for her contribution to the Canadian speaking industry.

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The film will be available to watch on Vimeo (link provided on the day of event) starting at 6pm and runs approximately 1hr in length. After watching the film, take a moment to grab some goodies and get set up on Zoom for the interactive portion of the evening which starts at 7:30pm. Links to the movie on Vimeo and the discussion on Zoom will be emailed on the day of the event.

This event is brought to you by Age-Friendly Calgary - 'Changing Perceptions of Aging' Meetup and the THIRD ACTion Film Festival in celebration of Seniors' Week.

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