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Old Goats: A funny look at three retired men who refuse to slow down

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Retirement? Not really. Slowing down? Not possible. Old age? Speak for yourself! An earnest and endearing comedy about three elderly men in Seattle coming to terms with their sunset years, Old Goats (Music Box Films Home Entertainment), the debut feature by writer/director Taylor Guterson, offers a refreshing and energizing perspective on life’s final chapters as seen through the eyes of three men who don’t feel—or act—anywhere close to their ages.
Shot in and around Seattle, Old Goats is a comedic blend of fiction and reality featuring three elderly men portraying themselves(within a fictional framework). There’s Britt, who lives alone on a boat and searches for excitement and romance in his life; Bob, who writes a book of memoirs about his life as a soldier, para-trooper, and bush pilot, but is uneasy about revealing his sins as a younger man; and David, who struggles to adapt into retired life while living with his bossy wife.
Cantankerous and set in their ways, each man must come to terms with the sunset years in his own unique fashion. Finding humor and heartin the everyday foibles of retirement-age life—whether it’s dining at the Men’s Oatmeal Club or seeking romance through the online dating site,SeniorConnections.com—the flick provides a wholly engaging and invigorating look at the golden years, as seen through the eyes of three men, whose guts and gusto re-affirm that they still clutch the gold in the palms of their hands.
The DVD arrives on January 21. but has already enjoyed sold out screenings, enthusiastic audience response and critical acclaim at film festivals nationwide. In addition to winning the Special Jury Prize for Narrative Features at the 2012 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, Old Goats was named an official "Best of the Fest" selection at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Sun Valley Film Festival.
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