Images of Aging film embraces diversity and acceptance

Life can be cruel. Life can be rewarding. These two realities collide in the next screening of Images of Aging, a free film series raising awareness for the Family Caregiver Support Program.

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources continues this film series with “The Upside,” a 2017 comedy-drama inspired by the real-life experience of Frenchman Philippe Pozzo di Borgo. Originally premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film is centered on a wealthy New York City businessman and an unemployed parolee. Both have lost heart as their lives seem to be spiraling downhill with no apparent way out. The film is rated PG.

“The Upside” will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Grand Cinema, located at 606 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the film begin at 10:45 a.m.  Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  Tickets for all movies in the Images of Aging film series are free but must be obtained in advance online or by calling the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600.

“In many ways ‘The Upside’ is a film about how we deal with the challenges life presents to us,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources manager. “Each of us can overcome those obstacles by making the best use of our individual support networks. Sometimes those networks are natural, such as families and friends, while other times they can be through accidental acquaintances.”

View the complete schedule of Images of Aging here https://www.piercecountywa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/81280/Film-Poster-2019-2020.

Each film in this series is free and open to the public.  All seats are general admission. Tickets are available one month prior to showing and must be obtained online in advance. For more information about the films call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600 or 800-562-0332.

- Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources