THE FILMS: 2016
- Palm Springs International ShortFest
- Provincetown International Film Festival
- Maui Film Festival
- DOXA Documentary Film Festival
- Sarasota Film Festival
In the film Life Model, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, regardless of age. When a 75-year-old nude figure model poses in an open sketch class, seeing her likeness portrayed through the artists’ eyes allows her to not only accept her aging body, but also appreciate its ageless beauty. This documentary addresses some of the issues women face getting older in a youth-obsessed culture through the singular experience of someone who has come to terms with aging in a unique way.
FILMMAKER: Lori Petchers
Lori Petchers has produced and directed documentary films that have screened at numerous festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the award winning short, “Mezzanotte Obscura.” She is also the creator of themidlifeproject.com, an online documentary project about middle age. She is a recipient of the Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and received a regional Emmy nomination for her work on the documentary “The Amistad Revolt: All We Want is Make Us Free.” Lori is currently working on OLD BAGS, a video installation, which explores female identity and aging.