Age of Champions

 Christopher Rufo, Director

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About the Filmmaker

Rufo is the Creative Director of the Documentary Foundation and has directed three films for PBS—Roughing It, Diamond in the Dunes, and Age of Champions. Rufo graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and speaks Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.


About the Film

Age of Champions is the award-winning documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, an 86-year-old pole-vaulter and a group of rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers (65+) as they triumph over the limitations of age. When one athlete loses a spouse and another is diagnosed with cancer, they dig even deeper to make their Olympic dreams come true. It is a story about the resilience of the human spirit and a must-see for the whole family.


Tour Dates & Locations
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City, State

Monday, September 17, 2012

City of Suwanee

Suwanne, GA

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Madison Morgan Cultural Center

Madison, GA

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Capri Theatre

Montgomery, AL

Friday, September 21, 2012

Greater Gallatin, Inc.

Gallatin, TN

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Tupelo Film Commission Tupelo, MS

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LSU Union Theater

Baton Rouge, LA

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Charleston, SC