an inspirational journey with people who refuse to grow old in spirit
A Top 50 box office documentary of all time, the Walker George film Young@Heart, originally broadcast on Channel 4 television in the UK, has since made its mark in the hearts of millions and been broadcast to the four corners of the globe.
Screened in movie theaters around the world, it went on to win two Rose d’Or awards and the LA Film Festival Audience Award. It screened at Sundance and the SXSW Festival before it was released in the U.S. and Canada by Fox Searchlight in 2008.
A crowd favorite, the film was later released in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, and Japan, winning the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival, the Paris Cinema International Film Festival, Ghent Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Bergen International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, among others.
In 2009, the film aired on PBS' Independent Lens. In the decade since its release, the film has aired on Netflix and been shown to thousands of young and old in senior centers, schools, universities, community and retirement centers around the world.
Rhino Records released a soundtrack to the film which contains 16 songs highlighted by Young@Heart's renditions of the Ramone's "I Wanna Be Sedated," Bruce Springsteen's "Dancin' In The Dark," David Bowie's "Golden Years," Sonic Youth's "Schizophrenia," James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and Talking Head's "Road To Nowhere." Many of these songs are also featured on Y@H's 2008 album Mostly Live.
Time Out New York Best Documentary (USA)
The Radio Times Best Documentary (United Kingdom)
Rose d’Or Festival Best of 2007and Best Arts Documentary (Switzerland)
Los Angeles Film Festival Best International Feature (USA)
Atlanta Film Festival Audience Award (USA)
Bergen International Film Festival Audience Award (Norway)
Warsaw International Film Festival Best Documentary (Poland)
Paris Cinema International Film Festival Jury Prize andAudience Award (France)
Nashville Independent Film Festival Impact of Music Award (USA)
Sydney Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary (Australia)
Los Angeles Film Festival Humanitas Award for Best Documentary (USA)
Ghent Film Festival Audience Award (Belgium)
The International Documentary Awards Alan Ett Best Music Award (USA)
The Festival D’Automne Audience Award (France)
Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Dijon Audience Award (France)
Christopher Awards Christopher Award for Film (USA)
The Keswick Film Festival Audience Award (United Kingdom)
DVD Critics Best Non-Fiction Title (USA)
AG Kino-Gilde German Art House Cinemas Best Documentary (Germany)