THE UNLONELY FILM FESTIVAL: BEST OF FEST
The Honeys and The Bears
Meet the Filmmaker
Veena Rao is a filmmaker “interested in revealing the extraordinary in the everyday.” She loves film “because it allows us to dream and empathize with each other.” Her films have screened internationally, been featured on The New York Times Op-Docs, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Vimeo’s Staff Picks, and have also been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). She’s an alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and New York Women in Film & Television.
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An elderly man gets a visit from his childhood best friend, who appears to him as a teenager. 10:36 mins.
Come On Eileen
In attempts to save her broken relationship, depressed Eileen goes to her ex-boyfriend’s party to dance with him and prove that she is better.
Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, a festival for the nomadic working elderly, provides a stark look into a future where financial instability has rendered the concept of comfortable retirement a cruel dream.
What a sweet connection. I loved how they held hands and seemed so free.
I enjoyed seeing the different designs they made in the water. You could see a real sense of community. Very inspirational!
Love this. I was a synchronized swimmer as a kid, and now I want to get back into it when I turn 55!
Wow! Goes to show what you can do at any age! Very inspiring.
Fellowship is a great thing to have with a group of people regardless of your age.
Together, we can be as one; despite our culture believes, age different, and ethic background are not the same.
It’s inspiring to see that passion still motivates people late in their lives. Makes me ask myself what I will feel passionate about as I grow older and will I have the courage to follow it where it leads me.
Cute! Older women having fun and keeping their lives meaningful. Nice.
Great creative connection among people that share similar physical restrictions. Nice video.
I swam in the Aqua Follies in the late fifties and sixties and this team of women have inspired me to try synchronized swimming again now that I am 80…
I love it. I’m 68 and it’s time to learn to swim.
Wonderful …i am inspired to reach out and do something like this when i move to AZ by my grandchildren, I love these beautiful, amazing women..thank you so much.
I hope to grow old in a world that celebrates these women in the way that this initiative does. Congratulations!
This is one of the loveliest things I have watched in quite some time…inspirational <3