Synopsis

Light Years celebrates positive aging, creative aging, conscious aging ~ and the power and potential of midlife and beyond. 

The film introduces Dee, a writer and professor who savors her life-long passion for African dance; Anita, whose work as an actress, dancer, playwright and poet spans eight decades and a host of adventures; and Paul, who started painting at 51 and helps  redefine “retirement” to be more about service than shuffleboard.

Dee, Anita and Paul know that whether eighteen or eighty, we all need meaningful relationships, a sense of purpose, and an outlet for personal and creative expression.  They reveal that the second half of life can yield profound rewards, modeling the ways Baby Boomers have reframed what our later years can look like.

This is the heartbeat of Light Years: the choice to remain engaged in community, to continue learning, giving back, and growing as we grow older.

As their stories evolve over several years, Dee, Anita and Paul face physical challenges and threats to their independence. Each responds with a resiliency that transcends those challenges and affirms our potential for renewal at any age.