Young@Heart


1h 48m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Young@Heart is a New England senior citizens chorus that has delighted audiences worldwide with their covers of songs by everyone from The Clash to Coldplay. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, the group is made up of two dozen spirited seniors who specialize in reinterpreting rock, punk and R & B

Film Details

Also Known As
Young @ Heart, Young at Heart
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Music
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Anvil Post Production Inc; Channel 4; Deluxe, London; Film4 Productions; Media Insurance Brokers; Media Insurance Brokers Ltd; Pinewood Sound; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sapex; Sound 24; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; The Moving Picture Company
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; Abc Distribution; Alta Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Cinemien; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Le Pacte; Rialto Distribution; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Young@Heart is a New England senior citizens chorus that has delighted audiences worldwide with their covers of songs by everyone from The Clash to Coldplay. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, the group is made up of two dozen spirited seniors who specialize in reinterpreting rock, punk and R & B classics from a unique perspective. Their lineup includes former schoolteachers, executives, doctors and food service workers, and the chorus is guided by their longtime director Bob Cilman. With less than two months to go until a one night only concert in their hometown, the performers struggle with the new lyrics and unfamiliar melodies of seven new songs. During their thrice weekly rehearsals, they gradually take possession of music ranging from R&B classics like Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can" to Coldplay's emotionally powerful ballad "Fix You," upending assumptions about old age, love, sex and death.

Crew

Melina Alexandrou

Music Coordinator

Rod Argent

Song

Ellen Augarten

Photography

Hannah Beckerman

Executive Producer

Guy Berryman

Song

David Bowie

Song

Joseph Boyle

Software Engineer

Matthew Bristowe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dave Bronze

Song

Dave Bronze

Song Performer

James Brown

Song Performer

James Brown

Song

Jon Buckland

Song

John Cameron

Sound Recordist

Will Champion

Song

George M. Cohan

Song

John Colvin

Song

Jeffrey Cummings

Song

Matt Curtis

Main Title Design

Peter Dale

Editor

Lucien Deiss

Song

Jeff Derose

Other

James Doggett

Avid Editor

Walter Donovan

Song

James Dooley

Song Performer

James Dooley

Song

Paul Dray

Film Lab

Bob Dylan

Song

Jason Ellis

Other

Craig Emanuel

Legal Services

Arthur Fields

Song

Danny Finn

Dubbing Mixer

Linda Flanigan

Unit Manager

Lenny Fontaine

Song Performer

Danny Freemantle

Assistant Sound Editor

Glenn Freemantle

Sound Supervisor

Tracy Garrett

Production Manager

Sally George

Producer

Sally George

Other

Barry Gibb

Song

Maurice Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Alec Gibson

Grader

Kim Gordon

Song

Chris Gray

Assistant

Gavin Greenaway

Song

Gavin Greenaway

Song Performer

Alexis Haggar

Visual Effects Supervisor

Eileen Hall

Song Performer

Steve Harrow

Post-Production Supervisor

Patrick Hawes

Song Performer

Patrick Hawes

Song

Jimi Hendrix

Song

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Mike Hodder

Other

Erik Hyman

Legal Services

Jeff Hyman

Song

Sakina Ibrahim

Choreographer

O'kelley Isley

Song

Ronald Isley

Song

Rudolph Isley

Song

Eva Johnsson

Production Coordinator

Stan Jones

Song

Asia Kepka

Photography

Jeremy Kimberlin

Music

Chris King

Editor

Fred Knittle

Song Performer

Michael Konderwicz

Choreographer

John Laprade

Lighting Technician

James Levine

Song

James Levine

Song Performer

Begona Lopez

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mark Mandler

Sound Recordist

Edward Marritz

Cinematographer

Christian Marsac

Song

Christian Marsac

Song Performer

Chris Anthony John Martin

Song

Thurston Moore

Song

Richard Numeroff

Camera

John A Parry

Song

John A Parry

Song Performer

Josh Phillips

Song

Josh Phillips

Song Performer

Simon Poulter

Other

Vid Price

Other

Lee Ranaldo

Song

Dan Richardson

Sound Department

James Ridgway

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Ridgway

Sound Recordist

Miriam Rowe

Avid Editor

Steve Shelley

Song

Jeremy Sherman

Song Performer

Jeremy Sherman

Song

Bruce Springsteen

Song

Sting

Song

Richard Straker

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Sturmer

Sound Engineer

Allen Toussaint

Song Performer

Allen Toussaint

Song

Thomas Urbye

Other

Thomas Urbye

Colorist

Jane Villiers

Executive Producer

Stephen Walker

Camera

Stephen Walker

Camera

Andrew Wilkinson

Supervising Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Young @ Heart, Young at Heart
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Music
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Anvil Post Production Inc; Channel 4; Deluxe, London; Film4 Productions; Media Insurance Brokers; Media Insurance Brokers Ltd; Pinewood Sound; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sapex; Sound 24; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; The Moving Picture Company
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; Abc Distribution; Alta Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Cinemien; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Le Pacte; Rialto Distribution; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award for the Best International Feature at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 9, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States March 2008

Released in United States December 2008

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (International Showcase) June 21-July 1, 2007.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 7-15, 2008.

Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Rhythm and Reels) December 11-18, 2008.

Aired on PBS in USA as part of the "Independent Lens" documentary series January 12, 2010.

Released in United States Spring April 9, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (International Showcase) June 21-July 1, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) January 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States December 2008 (Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Rhythm and Reels) December 11-18, 2008. )

Released in United States March 2008 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 7-15, 2008.)

Winner of the 2008 IDA/Alan Ett Music Documentary Award by the International Documentary Association (IDA).