The Open Road: America Looks At Aging


This documentary examines the social, economic and cultural implications of the impending retirement of the 77 million members of the "Baby Boomer" generation.
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This documentary examines the social, economic and cultural implications of the impending retirement of the 77 million members of the "Baby Boomer" generation.
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Special Features

Short film focusing on civic engagement, featuring Marc Freedman, President of Civic Ventures and Jim Firman, President and CEO of the National Council on the Aging; List of resources; Extended trailer; Filmmaker biography
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2005
  • UPC: 720229911658
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,573

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michelle Norris Voice Only
Technical Credits
Nina Gilden Seavey Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Mickey Green Editor
Erich Roland Cinematographer
Ian Rummer Editor
Jeff Steinberg Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction/Prologue [3:17]
2. What's Next? - Moving Into Retirement [11:26]
3. Embracing Retirement [3:46]
4. Civic Engagement - Opportunities and Obstacles [9:18]
5. "The Third Phase:" Reinvention and Creativity [6:55]
6. The Economic & Social Challenges of Retirement [7:15]
7. Staying Vital Throughout the Life Course [7:02]
8. Creating a Legacy [3:10]
9. Epilogue - The Journey of "The Open Road" [4:29]
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Side #1 --
   Play Film
   Special Features
      Focus on Civic Engagement
      Extended Trailer
      About the Filmmaker
      Trailer Gallery
         A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America
         Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
         Bright Leaves
         Strangers in Good Company
         The Butterfly
         More Info
   First Run Features
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