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REVIEW: SLIFF 2014 Review – THE AGE OF LOVE

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 • 1 Comment
By Kathy Kaiser, WeAreMovieGeeks.com, 11.17.2014
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DIRECTOR/PRODUCER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER STEVEN LORING brings to the screen a documentary for anyone who has ever longed for that loving feeling – even if you’re 90 – with his latest creation THE AGE OF LOVE.

As we meet 30 seniors who live in and around Rochester New York, they are all on the same journey – looking for love and companionship. When a local radio station decides to host a speed dating night for adults 70-90, it opens up a new opportunity that these mature men and women have never experienced before – but are definitely willing to try out.     Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: ‘THE AGE OF LOVE’ ON FOX-TV, ST. LOUIS

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 • Leave a comment
IN ST. LOUIS TO INTRODUCE THE FILM at the St. Louis International Film Festival, director Steven Loring chatted with FOX 2 anchor John Pertzborn.

ABC’S ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’ LOOKS AT ‘THE AGE OF LOVE’

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 • Leave a comment
By GILLIAN MOHNEY, via Good Morning America, 11.14.2014
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MANY OF JANICE LEDTKE’S FRIENDS THOUGHT SHE HAD LOST HER MIND when the 78-year-old New Yorker decided to try out speed dating.

“My friends said, ‘What, are you crazy? Why would you do that?’” the Rochester woman recalled. But at her age, Ledtke said she finds it harder and harder to meet new people.

“I’m kind of a bit adventurous and I thought that was a new adventure,” she said of trying out speed dating.

Ledtke wasn’t the only senior in town looking for love and companionship. At least 29 other people signed up for the speed dating event.

All the subjects were followed in a new documentary called “The Age of Love.” Directed by Steven Loring, the film follows all 30 seniors as they try out speed dating at a special event designed solely for those between the age of 70 and 90.     Continue Reading

NYC PREMIERE: ‘THE AGE OF LOVE’ AT DOC NYC

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 • Leave a comment
TAOL-SPEED-DATERS-for-DOC-NYCWE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that THE AGE OF LOVE—a comically poignant tale of the search for love among America’s booming 70+ generation—celebrates its New York City premiere on Saturday, November 15 at DOC NYC.

Fresh off sold-out screenings in Bridgeport, CT and Rochester, NY, we want to share this moment with everyone in the New York City area who advised, supported or expressed excitement about the film over the past three years. If we sell out again, momentum toward our national screening launch on Valentine’s Day is assured!

Please buy your tickets now. You can also visit our Facebook Event page.     Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: ‘THE AGE OF LOVE’ ON WROC-TV, ROCHESTER, NY

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 • Leave a comment
ON THE EVE OF THE AGE OF LOVE’S PREMIERE back in the city where it was filmed, director Steven Loring was interviewed by veteran anchor Maureen McGuire on WROC-TV, for the CBS-affiliate’s evening news.

Our Memorable Rochester Premiere

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 • 2 Comments
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TODAY’S THANK YOU NOTE IN THE DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE was the icing on a phenomenal, multi-layered, week-long homecoming of THE AGE OF LOVE to Rochester.

Starting with interviews with Maureen McGuire on News 8 WROC-TV and with Rachel Barnhart on NewsRadio WHAM 1180, we then visited Nikki Rudd on WHEC-TV News at Noon, interviewed on ‘Morning Edition’ with Beth Adams on WXXI, on ‘Healthy Friday’ with the amazing Elissa Orlando and sat down with Hélène Biandudi Hofer for a chat on WXXI-TV’s ‘Need to Know’ program, which will be aired in the coming months. Continue Reading…

INTERVIEW: ‘HEALTHY FRIDAY’ ON NPR (WXXI) ROCHESTER, NY

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 • Leave a comment

HOST ELISSA ORLANDO’S DESCRIPTION of THE AGE OF LOVE as “an adventure movie— the adventure of looking for love when you’re older than 70,” launches a wide-ranging conversation on the physical and emotional challenges of seeking new relationships later in life.

Appearing on NRP’s ‘Healthy Friday’ program with geriatrician Roger Oskvig, M.D, film director Steven Loring addresses the humor and emotions, and looks at how outdated stereotypes of aging are still perpetuated in our culture and media—even in a world where 80-year-olds are now more likely to be found at the gym than in the rocking chair.

 

REVIEW: “The Age of Love” Reviewed: Senior Class

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 • 1 Comment
By Erich Van Dussen, Gatehouse Media Syndicate, 10.17.2014

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FIRST-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER STEVEN LORING HAS ROARED OUT OF THE GATE with The Age of Love, a bright and respectfully playful feature that throws a spotlight on an unsung population segment: senior citizens, seeking companionship, romance and maybe more. Local audiences who haven’t already bought tickets currently have one chance to see this movie – some seats are still available for the 6:30pm show tonight at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. in Rochester. Consider it highly recommended.     Continue Reading

REVIEW: ROCHESTER CITY NEWSPAPER ‘THE AGE OF LOVE’

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 • Leave a comment
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IN THE CHARMING LOCALLY-PRODUCED DOCUMENTARY “The Age of Love,” filmmaker Steven Loring follows the first-of-its-kind senior speed-dating event, held right here in Rochester. Meant exclusively for singles aged 70 to 90, the event allows 30 seniors (15 women and 15 men) to get a second chance at finding love.

It’s admittedly a somewhat cutesy sounding premise, but the film works so well because of the sense that Loring is determined to treat his subjects with the dignity they deserve.     Continue Reading

PREVIEW: Messenger Post Newspapers – The Age of Love arrives in Rochester

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 • Leave a comment
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WHEN SCREENWRITER AND BRIGHTON NATIVE Steven Loring set out to make his first documentary film, he chose a topic close to home. Not only that, but he actually left Brooklyn to come home to Rochester to film it. The result, The Age of Love, a comedically poignant look at how our hearts evolve as we grow older, will have two screenings at The Little Theatre on Oct. 18.

The documentary follows the adventures of a group of pioneering seniors who sign up for a Rochester-wide speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. Spurred to take stock of aging bodies and still-hopeful hearts, they soon discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.

“I’d ended a somewhat unfulfilling decade writing movies for TV and was looking to tell stories about real life that I felt passionate about,” Loring says. So he enrolled in the MFA Social Documentary film program at NYC’s School of Visual Arts and went in search of a thesis topic.    Continue Reading

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