My First and Last Film
Directed by Tracey Thomas
U.S.A. | 50 min | 2019
Aging isn’t for sissies. But, it does require much tenderness and self-reflection to age with grace. Documentary filmmaker Tracey Thomas has interviewed over a dozen 60-year-olds and asked the hard hitting questions. Questions about life, love, death, and what’s next. She did this right when she hit the age of 60 herself, and was deeply contemplating what a milestone this age is. As she filmed these interviews, she also became closer with her 59-year-old filmmaker boyfriend Dennis who was also enthusiastic about exploring how different people feel about aging. But filming halted after Dennis was unexpectedly diagnosed with ALS, and passed quickly thereafter, never quite getting to the age he and Tracey were interviewing about. In this documentary, we see how Tracey takes on this monolith of a project, her first and her last film.
This is a feedback screening for a work-in-progress film. The audience will have the opportunity to give feedback to the filmmaker after the short screening in an open discussion format.