— The film Nine to Ninety challenges the taboo of talking about death through the family of 89 year-old Phyllis Sabatini as she wrestles with tough decisions in her search to grow old. Nine to Ninety is not your average love story. But it is a story for our times. Phyllis and Joe Sabatini have been together 65 years. At ages 89 and 90, they live at home with their daughter Sarah and nine-year-old granddaughter Jacqueline. But as the family struggles …

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— Are you a movie lover? Do you enjoy comparing notes with fellow theatergoers? Do you share reviews or even write your own? Whether you enjoy comedies or dramas, Oscar contenders or big-budget blockbusters, the AARP Nevada Cinemaniacs may be just the group for you! This movie club is a fun place for AARP members and friends who live in the Las Vegas valley to discuss current releases, favorite films and more.  The group meets every other month to discuss movies selected by …

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— Texans can enjoy a film from Spanish actress and director Iciar Bollain on Nov. 24 at a free screening sponsored by AARP Texas and the City of Austin. Flores de Otro Mundo (Flowers From Another World) is about a group of vibrant young women who travel by bus to a remote village overwhelmingly populated by men. With practical intentions, the women dream of better lives, while the men ache with romantic yearnings. The movie, which was first shown in the …

— Trudy James of Seattle never imagined herself as a filmmaker. She spent her career as a hospital chaplain and worked with AIDS patients for 20 years. But at the age of 75, she decided she had a story to tell and a mission to fulfill. She had been presenting workshops on planning for death and dying and during one of these groups, she met a participant who was a documentary filmmaker. Over coffee, Trudy and her new friend, photographer and …

— AARP Colorado is just one of the groups helping to organize the Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights, but the association would like members to know about a pre-conference social event with Comanche activist La Donna Harris, which is part of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival that AARP is sponsoring. Harris will introduce the film LaDonna Harris: Indian 101, and lead a post-screening discussion with the audience on July 8 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Denver Museum of …

— Join AARP Colorado for the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival on June 10, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Denver Musuem of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. The film is open to the public, but a $5 donation is suggested. Sponsored by AARP, the program will feature: Allan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master, Director Phil Lucas (Choctaw). Allan Houser drew masterfully, painted beautifully, and brought stone powerfully to life. The spirit of …

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— With awards season in full swing, AARP Nevada ambassador Janice Alpern, a longtime volunteer and arts fan who leads the Cinemaniacs movie club, offers her thoughts on favorite movies of 2014.  If you live in the metro Las Vegas area and are interested in talking film with fellow movie buffs, join the Cinemaniacs and learn about upcoming meetings by registering here.  You can also follow Janice on Twitter at @JaniceO9271   Ten Favorite Films of 2014 By Janice Alpern AARP …

— Escape to Dreamsville, USA — as Dennison was nicknamed during WWII — and experience a simpler, happier time in our nation’s history. AARP members and their guests are invited to the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum on Thursday, November 19, at 1 p.m. for a free tour of this National Historic Landmark. An additional tour will be offered at 3 p.m. if the first tour fills up. According to Ohio history buffs, the Dennison Railroad Depot is the most significant remaining …

— Join AARP Colorado for the 37th Annual Starz Denver Film Festival.* AARP members are entitled to receive $3 off a regular, or matinée, screening during the 37th Stars Denver Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 12-23, 2014 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., and Buell Theatre, 1031 13th St. All venues are located in Denver. To receive the discount, go to denverfilm.org and create a Customer Profile. Select your desired screening by clicking …

— Are you mad for movies? A fanatic about films? Then don’t miss the AARP Movies for Grownups® Film Festival, which takes place at AARP’s Life@50+Boston national event, May 8-10, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Entry to the film festival is free to registered attendees of AARP’s Life@50+ event. To register for Life@50+Boston, visit www.aarp.org/events. Here’s the exciting film line-up, by day and time. Note than several film screenings will be followed by an audience Q&A with the respective film’s producer!   Thursday, May 8, 2014 …