Finally, a film festival for the over-50 crowd.
AARP's Movies For Grownups Film Festival, opening Nov. 14 and continuing through Nov. 17 at Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live, will feature nine films with appeal to the 50-plus moviegoer that are being considered for the organization's annual Movies For Grownups Awards.
The majority of the films are likely Oscar contenders, and there will be Q&As with cast and filmmakers after the screenings.
"It's clear that Hollywood is paying attention to the tastes of the 50-plus moviegoer as films for grownup audiences dominate the box office this year," said AARP editorial director Myrna Blyth in a statement. "Now AARP is bringing our festival to Los Angeles in an effort to continue to spotlight this important demographic and celebrate Hollywood's renewed commitment to mature audiences."
The festival opens Nov. 14 with Stephen Frears' new film, "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and
Screening Nov. 15 is Alexander Payne's "Nebraska." Stars
Scheduled for the morning of Nov. 16 is
Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said," will follow later that afternoon with a chat featuring the director and star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Jason Reitman's new film "
"Mitty" will be followed by the ensemble drama "August: Osage County," starring
The festival concludes the evening of Nov. 17 with "Saving Mr. Banks," starring