UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Thanks to both a generous anonymous donation and a sponsorship by Foxdale Village, the compelling intergenerational docudrama FaceAge will premiere free to the public at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the State Theatre in downtown State College. Seats must be reserved in advance by calling the State Theatre at 814-272-0606, extension 301, or visiting http://thestatetheatre.org/faceage/.
FaceAge is an award-winning film for both young and older adults that creatively applies the lens of aging in order to challenge stereotypes and trigger self‐reflection around deeply held assumptions about beauty, wealth, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and health.
The 56‐minute, six‐part FaceAge film will be introduced by 2017-18 Penn State Laureate Andrew Belser, film creator, professor of theatre, and director of the Arts and Design Research Incubator. The evening will include special remarks by Martin Sliwinski, director of the Penn State Center for Healthy Aging, and Celia Cook‐Huffman, Penn State professor of peace and conflict studies.
FaceAge is a powerful, satisfying look at the similar challenges of aging that all generations face. The artistic weave of dialogue among 12 individuals leads viewers to a breakthrough understanding between the generations.
The State Theatre premiere of FaceAge is the last chance to experience the film in State College before it debuts nationally in 2019 at various venues. The premiere is coordinated by iGenCo, a human development company offering university-developed, empirically informed, and user‐tested tools and resources crafted to improve organizational effectiveness and human performance.