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You're never too old to be loved
Forty-five year-old filmmaker Lucy Winer was in the midst of a virulent midlife crisis when she began filming ninety year-old Christine Burton, an independent-minded community organizer who, at the age of eighty, founded Golden Threads, a global networking service for lesbians over fifty. GOLDEN THREADS, a documentary directed and written by Lucy Winer and produced by Karen Eaton and Winer, affectionately profiles Burton's unconventional life as it exuberantly overturns our most deeply rooted stereotypes and fears of aging. Playfully interweaving documentary and first-person diary entries, with quirky and inventive animation techniques, GOLDEN THREADS generates a groundbreaking, intergenerational dialogue about intimacy, life choices and what it means to grow old in America today. Golden Threads

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