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Event Details

Miami Beach Convention Center

When | Where

May 14-16, 2015

Miami Beach
Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139


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Life@50+ Miami Movies for Grownups
Film Festival

Movies For Grownups - AARP Real Possibilities

Life@50+ Rolls Out the Red Carpet!

AARP Movies for Grownups® is once again offering a stellar lineup, all included in your Life@50+ registration. The film festival runs Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16, and will feature three prerelease screenings!
We start with a Thursday night screening of our first prerelease movie, I’ll See You in My Dreams, starring Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott, at 6 p.m. Friday’s first screening at 12:30 p.m. is Mr. Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Laura Linney. Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack , Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti, will be screened at 4 p.m. Then Saturday at 10 a.m. is the documentary Caring for Mom and Dad. Closing out the film festival is 5 Flights Up, starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, at 1 p.m. Come enjoy these films at Life@50+!


Thursday, May 14

Prerelease Screening

I'll See You in My Dreams

6:00 p.m.

Directed by Brett Haley

Starring Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott

Rated PG-13 | In theatres May 15, 2015

Blythe Danner (right) and Sam Elliott star in I’ll See You in My Dreams. — Photo courtesy of Bleecker Street


Carol (Blythe Danner), a widow in her 70s, is forced to confront her fears about love, family and death. After her routine is rattled, she starts an unlikely friendship with her pool man and embarks on a new relationship with a handsome stranger (Martin Starr and Sam Elliott). The film also stars Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place.


Join co-star Sam Elliott and director Brett Haley for a postscreening Q&A.

Watch the trailer »


Friday, May 15

Prerelease Screening

Mr. Holmes

12:30 p.m.

Directed by Bill Condon

Starring Sir Ian McKellan and Laura Linney

This film is not yet rated | In theatres July 17, 2015

Sir Ian McKellan starring in Mr. Holmes. — Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker). Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love — before it's too late.

Watch the trailer »


Prerelease Screening

Love & Mercy

4:00 p.m.

Directed by Bill Pohlad

Starring John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Dano

Rated PG-13 | In theatres June 5, 2015

Paul Dano as young Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy. — Photo by Francois Duhamel, courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson (Paul Dano and John Cusack, as older Wilson), the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of the Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Paul Giamatti plays Eugene Landy, Wilson’s therapist.

Join director Bill Pohlad for a postscreening Q&A.

Watch the trailer »


Saturday, May 16

Caring for Mom & Dad

10:00 a.m.


Directed by Larkin McPhee

This film is not rated | In theatres May 7, 2015

— Photo by Anne Adams, courtesy of WGBH Boston


Caring for Mom & Dad, an hour-long primetime PBS special, offers an intimate look at the issues facing working family caregivers struggling to balance work, home life and caring for elderly parents. The documentary travels around the country and follows individuals as they make tough choices and heart-wrenching trade-offs. It also highlights innovative work and community-based programs that are trying to support working caregivers.

Join director Larkin McPhee and Roslyn Schneider, director of global patient affairs for Pfizer Inc., for a postscreening Q&A. Myrna Blyth, AARP senior vice president and editorial director, will moderate.

Watch the trailer »


5 Flights Up

1:00 p.m.

Directed by Richard Loncraine, written by Jill Ciment

Starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton

Rated PG-13 | In theatres May 8, 2015 (limited release)

Morgan Freeman (right) and Diane Keaton star in 5 Flights Up. — Photo courtesy of Focus Features


Forty years ago, young artist Alex Carver (Korey Jackson) bought a run-down, two-bedroom apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn for him and his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Claire van der Boom). Today, their neighborhood is very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. For their part, the now-retired Ruth (Diane Keaton) and still-painting Alex (Morgan Freeman) haven’t changed — they are as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. Whether they change their lives drastically or simply decide to remain content with what they have, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will surely allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well.

Join writer Jill Ciment for a postscreening Q&A.

Watch the trailer »


Life@50+ Miami
Registration & Hotels

Register and book your hotel for Life@50+ in Miami using any of the following options:

Ticket Costs*

AARP Members – $35

Non-members – $45


*Non-member registration includes a 1-year AARP membership.

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Call 800-650-6839 and one of our registration specialists will be happy to assist you with your Ideas@50+ registration and hotel reservations, or contact us.


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