Tuesday, May 27, 2008
"Young @ Heart" is a great documentary about a Northampton, Massachusetts choir made up of seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s. But unlike what you might expect instead of performing standards or songs from their youth, this choir performs hard rock and punk songs from groups like Talking Heads and songs like "Schizophrenia" from Sonic Youth.
It's great fun to watch them wrap their brains around new songs they aren't familiar with and, of course, it's lovely to see how participating in the choir becomes such an important part of their longevity.
And even when choir members die days before their concerts the show must go on.