Part of AARP's Life@50+ National Event and Expo Oct. 3-5, the festival features four movies of particular interest to the 50-plus audience, all of them films not yet released.
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Stars: Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga
Director: Adam Rodgers
Andy Garcia, 57, stars in At Middleton, which opens next year, about a man and a woman (Vera Farmiga) who fall in love while taking their children on a college admissions tour. Garcia will participate in a question-and-answer session after the film, along with the writer and director of the movie, Adam Rodgers.
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My Father and the Man in Black
Stars: Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff
Director: Jonathan Holiff
Director Jonathan Holiff, 48, whose movie My Father and the Man in Black also will be featured, will participate in a question-and-answer session after his documentary about music icon Johnny Cash and his troubled manager, Saul Holiff, Jonathan's father.
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Stars: Bruce Dern
Director: Alexander Payne
Other screenings at the Movies for Grownups festival include Nebraska, starring Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern, 77, as a cantankerous father who wangles his son into a road trip to claim his sweepstakes prize. The movie, directed by Alexander Payne, is set to open in November and already is getting award buzz.
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Frank Langella, Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover
Director: Stephen Frears
Also previewing at the festival is Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, to be shown on HBO on Oct. 5. The story behind Ali's claim of conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, the movie stars, among others, Ed Begley Jr., who will take questions from the audience after the screening.
AARP Movies for Grownups highlights feature films that speak to an audience that appreciates grownup themes and stars. The annual Movies for Grownups Awards are announced in February and presented at a yearly gala soon after.
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