News and Updates

Challenge Grant 2017

November 22, 2017

Exciting news!  We’ve been offered a Challenge Grant that will DOUBLE each dollar donated until up to $40,000 – which will help us finish the film!  We’re so close to finishing and can’t wait to share the film with you,…

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IAGG World Congress Presentation!

July 14, 2017

I am thrilled to be presenting at the July 2017 IAGG International World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Francisco, California. This is a Big Deal… with 6,000 expected attendees from all over the world that takes place every 4 years,…

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Positive Aging Conference 2016

September 16, 2016

Light Years director Claire Panke gave a presentation at this year’s Positive Aging Conference in Washington, DC (August 2016) entitled “Light Years: Illuminating Later Life with Positive Media Images.” The talk (which included the film’s 4-minute trailer), reviewed the subtle…

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Sad news to share

July 10, 2015

Anita Velez-Mitchell February 21, 1916 – July 10, 2015 Very sad to report that Anita passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. An epic, inspiring life filled with adventures, love, family and many friends and fans. We…

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Anita’s Temple of the Souls musical drama has successful NYC run!

October 5, 2014

September 2014 saw yet another successful run of Anita’s Temple of the Souls! This moving, beautifully-scored musical drama tells a story of forbidden love between a native Taino in Puerto Rico and a conquistador’s daughter – and is rich with…

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