National Online Premiere

Watch the new PBS documentary Age of Champions for free, April 18 – 28, at www.ageofchampions.org/premiere.

Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age.

We’re sharing the entire documentary for free on their website to spark a positive conversation about aging and inspire people of all ages to be healthier, happier, and more active.

Watch the trailer and see why the Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” at www.ageofchampions.org/premiere.

AARP Events

Starting October 14, we’re launching 20 events across the country in partnership with the AARP. To learn more and RSVP for the event in your city, please visit the Screenings page.

Hiring Outreach Coordinator

The Documentary Foundation seeks an organized and enthusiastic Outreach Coordinator for the PBS documentary Age of Champions, which tells the story of five competitors up to 100 years old who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.

The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for reaching out to partner organizations, booking community screenings of the film, and managing our outreach communications. The primary duties for this position are:

  • Signing up organizations to purchase the Age of Champions Screening Kit
  • Booking speaking engagements for the filmmakers
  • Managing our Salesforce contact database
  • Responding to customer service inquiries

The applicant must be highly organized, have strong phone communication skills, and an enthusiastic attitude. The ideal candidate will have a passion for documentary film and community engagement. There is no specific experience required for this position―just the willingness to learn, work hard, and collaborate with our team. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Location: This is a work-from-home position. You must have your own computer; all other materials, software, and training will be provided. 

Timeframe: We are looking to hire the Outreach Coordinator immediately, with a minimum commitment of nine months work.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to rufo[at]documentaryfoundation.org. The cover letter should explain why you would be successful as a Outreach Coordinator and what you hope to achieve with the position. We will review applications on a first-come first-serve basis, so apply ASAP.

Sacramento Premiere Event

See Age of Champions Sacramento Premiere

State Assembly Speaker John Pérez is hosting this free screening of the film, featuring a Q&A with filmmakers Christopher Rufo and Keith Ochwat and a discussion by leading aging and health experts.

Monday, May 21st
5:30pm – Doors open, free refreshments
6:30pm – Film begins

Crest Theater
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free parking validation provided

Learn more and RSVP for free tickets at www.ageofchampions.org/crest

See The Film in Albuquerque

See Age of Champions in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

The City of Albuquerque and Department of Senior Affairs are hosting two free screenings of the film, featuring a live Q&A with Age of Champions director Christopher Rufo.

Thursday, April 19th
Screenings at 3:00pm & 6:30pm

KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Learn more and RSVP for free tickets at www.ageofchampions.org/abq!

Aging Services CA Conference

See Age of Champions at the upcoming Aging Services of California Annual Conference!

Aging Services of California members are invited to a special screening of the film at the upcoming conference in Palm Springs, featuring a Q&A with film director Christopher Rufo.

Monday, May 7th, 7:30pm
Renaissance Palm Spring Hotel
Poolside Area

Learn more and RSVP at www.ageofchampions.org/agingca!

Film Featured on Popular Blog

The Positive Day specializes on highlighting “the enduring positivity of the human condition,” telling true stories of “hope and resilience. Struggle and perseverance. Kindness and joy.” As a blog with a focus on all things positive and inspiring it’s no wonder that the Age of Champions film has been featured. The Age of Champions documentary promotes health and wellbeing through its focus on some amazing senior citizens and their athletic triumphs in the Senior Games. The film’s philosophy towards positivity shines as an attempt to inspire others to live more active and fulfilling lifestyles themselves.
As The Positive Day proclaims:

Positivity is infectious and we hope by sharing these stories we will inspire you to make your own positive changes in the world and help you in your search for The Positive Day.

View the article here on the Positive Day blog.

Documentary Foundation Profiled

Nha Nguyen of the Sacramento Press gives an in-depth profile of the Documentary Foundation in anticipation of the Age of Champions premiere at the Silverdocs Film Festival. The prestigious film festival will take place in Washington, D.C., on June 19 and will feature the new Senior Games documentary Age of Champions, a film selected out of more than 2,200 submissions from around the globe.

Nguyen also reaches out to the Silverdocs Festival Director Sky Sitney for her insights on the film’s selection for the festival who states:

“It is a beautifully crafted film. It tells a really compelling and, quite frankly, inspiring story. We also knew this film would have large audience appeal, and it just represented exactly what we are always looking for, which is great artistry and direction.”

Read more: http://www.sacramentopress.com/

Special Senior Games Screening

If you are competing in the 2013 Summer National Senior Games, mark your calendars! You are invited to a special screening of the film in Cleveland, Ohio.

Roger Gentilhomme Featured on Bay News 9

The incredible 101 year old tennis playing senior athlete, Roger Gentilhomme, is featured in a recent Bay News 9 news story. The previously named Florida Athlete of the Year is not only an inspiring senior with a positive attitude towards aging and wellness but is also a formidable competitor on the courts. It goes without saying that Roger has served as a shining example for all Senior athletes and athletes in general to look up to.

See the full story and video here.