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Calendar Girls

Directed by Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen
2021
Sweden, USA
84 minutes
All Ages
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An uplifting, joyous documentary featuring a female dance troupe with a difference: they’re 60+ and out to prove that age is just a number. Selected Sundance and CPH:DOX 2022.
Surely one of Florida’s hardest working dance teams, the Calendar Girls perform for fundraising events and regularly kick up their heels in parades. It all adds up to more than 100 performances a year. They also find the time to craft elaborate candy-coloured costumes, complete with personalised headgear. Against this busy backdrop, the like-minded women negotiate their sunset years while challenging society’s perceptions. Swedish directors Maria Loohufvud and Love Martinsen weave the dancers’ personal stories with their colourful routines, shot in the bright Florida sunshine. The enthusiasm of their performances underscores their pride and determination, as the troupers live their lives to the fullest.
Embracing whimsy in unicorn-themed headbands one minute and then discussing heavy subjects like death and assisted suicide the next, the Calendar Girls offer their perspectives on what it means to grow older while exploring the power of friendships, leisure, work and learning new things even later in life.
Aviva Dove-Viebahn, Ms. Magazine
A highly watchable, admiring snapshot of girls who just want to have fun.
Shayna Warner, The Film Stage
Calendar Girls offers an important message to all ages: reclaim your life before it’s too late- because you never know when too late will be.
Kent M. Wilhelm, Tilt

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Thu 9 Jun
9:30am
State Theatre
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Sat 11 Jun
11am
Casula Powerhouse
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Sat 11 Jun
2pm
Ritz Cinemas Randwick - Cinema 5
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Mon 13 Jun
1:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne - Cinema 5
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2021
Classification
All Ages
Country
Sweden, USA
Language
In English
Director
Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen
Producer
Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen
Cinematographer
Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen
Editor
Love Martinsen
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Women Directors, Documentary, Scandinavia, Dance, Music, Festival Award Winners, Focus on Women, Seniors
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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