BOOK THE FILM FOR YOUR NEXT CONFERENCE
ABOUT THE FILM
Age of Champions is the award-winning documentary following 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 discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.
Age of Champions premiered to a standing ovation at the prestigious Silverdocs Film Festival and has since shown at more than 700 venues around the world. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and its characters have been featured in major media outlets including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR.
PRESENT THE FILM AT YOUR CONFERENCE
Presenting the film at your conference is the perfect way to inspire your audience and get your members excited about healthy aging.
We offer a variety of presentation formats to fit your conference schedule. Our most common presentation lengths are 10, 25, 60, or 90 minutes for a keynote or plenary lunch. In addition to a brief general assembly presentation, many organizations have found it successful to show the full film as an education breakout session or evening social activity.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Filmmakers Christopher Rufo and Keith Ochwat have spoken at dozens of conferences, events, and film festivals around of the world. Their presentation covers why they made the film, how it changed their perspective on older adults, and how businesses and nonprofits can harness the power of positive aging.Watch a behind-the-scenes video featuring the filmmakers.
- Director Christopher Rufo
Christopher is the Creative Director of the Documentary Foundation and has directed three films for PBS—Roughing It, Diamond in the Dunes, and Age of Champions.
Christopher graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and speaks Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.
- Producer Keith Ochwat
Keith is the Managing Director of the Documentary Foundation and has produced all of the Foundation’s PBS projects.
Keith graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and previously served as a capitol director in the California State Assembly.
In their engaging 30- to 90-minute keynote presentation, the filmmakers weave together clips from the film, thought-provoking ideas about aging, and personal reflections on making Age of Champions. As young filmmakers in their late 20s, they offer a unique perspective on the possibilities of senior adults and how we can honor the older generation. The broader themes of the presentation include:
- Why healthy aging is critical for a 21st century society
- How new movements like the Senior Games are redefining what it means to “grow old”
- How businesses and nonprofits can harness the power of positive aging
- How we can all challenge ourselves to be active, healthy, and happy at 100 years old
Throughout the presentation, the filmmakers include fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from the production of Age of Champions, including the result of their tennis match against 100-year-old Roger Gentilhomme, how making the film changed their perspective on older adults, and each character’s secret to staying young.
To conclude, the filmmakers will invite all conference participants to share Age of Champions with their local communities and show how they can use the film to engage their staff, inspire their members, and promote the message of healthy aging. The goal is to leave each audience member with a renewed sense of purpose and a concrete tool they can use to make a difference in their community.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BOOKING THE FILM
Contact us now to learn more about booking the filmmakers for your conference and becoming an Age of Champions outreach partner. Complete the form below or contact Keith Ochwat at 916-456-5229 x 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.[gravityform id=8 name=Book the Film Form title=false description=false ajax=true]