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photo As Time Goes By
From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Expressing and receiving affection, companionship and love, are things that we all crave. Yet there is a common misconception that our needs for intimacy and romance fade as we grow older. This film actively challenges the cultural assumptions that along with age comes a disinterest in sex and intimacy. It reminds us that sexuality remains a part of our lives until the very end.

The men and women, couples and singles profiled in this documentary openly share their experiences with love, romance and growing old. Their discussion of the place of sexuality in their lives is in vivid counterpoint to society's perceptions of sex among the Elderly. As Time Goes By shows us a community of vital, social people who want what most of us want: love and affection, whether it takes the form of hand-holding, cuddling, or intercourse. Perhaps the way these seniors see themselves will change the way we see them and, eventually, how we see ourselves.

23 minutes
© 1998
Purchase $149.00 DVD
Order No. QA-275

"In a culture that seems obsessed with both youth and sex, the sexuality of older adults receives little serious attention. This film is a frank discussion of the emotional and physical needs of the elderly, which don't disappear when a person has passed some arbitrary chronological milestone." Library Journal

Awards & Conference Screenings
American Society on Aging
San Francisco International Film Festival
American Psychiatric Association

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