MPTV Events

MPTV Community Cinema: Young@Heart

Thursday, December 3, 2009 / 6:30 pm

A fun-loving senior citizen's choir called Young@Heart prepares for a show only weeks away. They must learn a slate of new songs-ranging from James Brown to Coldplay. Their tireless musical director leads the group through chaotic rehearsals, poignant moments and the final triumphant performance. This inspiring story celebrates the unbreakable bonds of friendship and the life-affirming power of music.

A panel discussion follows the screening. Panelists include Anne Basting, director of the UWM Center on Age & Community, Shirley Browne, co-captain of the Milwaukee Bucks SENIORGEE! dance team Powered by The Village at Manor Park "You're Never Too Old to Play," and Sean Callahan, president Manor Park Foundation.

Following the discussion is a lively 90-second performance by six of the members of the Milwaukee Bucks SENIORGEE! dancers. The senior dancers from the community are all 60 years and older. The dance group was organized to add something new and different to Bucks' home game entertainment, while inspiring seniors to stay active. SENIORGEE appears during five regular season games and at other community events.

MPTV Community Cinema, now in its 3rd. season, is a monthly (September through May) preview of local and national documentaries that will air on Milwaukee Public Television. The previews are followed by an open audience discussion with one or more guests knowledgeable about the topic of the featured documentary.

In 2009-2010, all MPTV Community Cinema sessions are on the FIRST Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The previews will take place at Discovery World's Innovation Theatre at 500 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee. The event is free and open to the public. Underground parking is just $1.00 for cinema attendees.