Aging in the Movies: A Film Retrospective With Your Host, Sandi Eppy
March 22, 2017: Whales of August
Cast: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price.
Summary: Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they’ve summered for 50 years. Libby is blind, contrary, and seemingly getting ready to die. Sarah is attentive to her sister, worried about continuing to care for her, and half interested in an old Russian aristocrat who fishes from their shore. It’s the eve of Sarah’s 46th wedding anniversary. The Russian offers some fish he’s caught, Sarah invites him to dinner, and Libby gets her back up. Sarah wonders if it isn’t time to sell the place and find a home for Libby. What alternatives do old people have?
A film series that meets on the Second Floor on the fourth Wednesday of the month from: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tea will be available. Participants are welcome to bring snacks.