YEARS IN THE MAKING
A Journey Into Late Life Creativity
Years In the Making introduces a group of 50 feisty, professional artists who live within a few miles of each other. All between the ages of 70 and 95 years old, they are still passionate about their art and their need to produce new work. They talk about the challenges they faced to become artists originally and the new challenges that come with age. And what eventful lives they have lived. Some document how the Great Depression, World War II, the Holocaust and the Civil Rights movement impacted their lives and their art. Others tell about confronting illness and aging with creativity, finding new ways to express themselves. Years in the Making is a joyful documentary providing insights into the creative process and the impact of art throughout various stages of life. It is a kaleidoscope of the artists, their works and their diverse personalities. Alternately pensive and humorous, the film inspires us to seize the day and to celebrate artists who are journeying through late life creativity. Narrated by Keir Dullea with music by composer Paul Alan Levi, this Martin West production presents a vast array of the visual arts including painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, cartoonists, illustrators, graphic designers and photographers who have spent decades nurturing their talents and creating works that have gained national and international recognition.
ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 10:30 p.m.