From President Mina Ward:
The wet and windy weather this Tuesday morning must have put people off coming along to this week’s meeting, as we were a little low on numbers. None the less we all enjoyed listening to Gail Kovatseff from the Media Resource Centre at the Mercury Cinema, situated on Morphett Street in the city. Gail has helped curate the Senior on Screens program, which is an innovative program of films, stimulating forums and the best hands-on workshops in Adelaide- uniquely tailored for the over 50’s.
Every Tuesday and Friday at 10.45 (and newly added Sunday session at 4pm) at the Mercury, an A-list film is shown, as well as the opportunity to have a cuppa and conversation with friends. It has been noted that South Australia has the fastest aging population of the nation, and social isolation in the older generations is becoming a bigger problem. Seniors on Screen uses cinema to help tackle this problem and help develop a community.
The program also offers the opportunity for the over 50’s to participate in workshops, learning how to get behind the camera themselves and make a film. On Tuesday morning we watched one of these documentaries called ‘Flipping out’. This fantastic five minute documentary gave us an insight to the Pancake Kitchen situated just of Hindley Street. Maybe we can use one of these films in our upcoming Reel Event?
If you want to find out more about the screening program head to their website:
http://www.mrc.org.au/watch-it/seniors_program or contact Gail directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.