USA, 2013, 84 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Seniors
Program: World Cinema Now
Writer/director Taylor Guterson delighted PSIFF audiences two years ago with "Old Goats", a low-key comedy about three old codgers, pals, who refused to give up on life. It was a movie that broke stereotypes and meant a lot to a lot of people, but Guterson wasn’t ready to put aside his actors just yet.
As he notes, "Old Goats" premiered just a few weeks before one of the cast, Bob Burkholder, turned 90 years old. "I wanted to do another feature with him while we still had time." This time, Burkholder (whose name gave Guterson his title) played a more fictionalized version of himself: Teddy rents a basement suite from Barry (Britt Crosley, another "Old Goats" alumnus), and has done for more than two decades. But lately Barry has become irritated by the older man’s erratic behavior. Casting about for a solution, he turns to an under-employed couples counselor for help.
Guterson again: "Though Burkholder touches on some of the challenges associated to aging, to me it’s a very positive and life-affirming film. Bob’s character never gives in, never surrenders. That strongly parallels Bob in real life. He was as committed to finishing the film as I was. Bob and his family saw an early cut and really liked it. I was working on a subsequent cut when Bob passed away."
Filmmaker(s) attending: Director
DIRECTOR: Taylor Guterson
Producer: Taylor Guterson, Charles Lake, Benita Staadecker
Editor: Taylor Guterson
Screenwriter: Taylor Guterson
Cinematographer: Taylor Gusterson
Music: Joshua Myers
Principal Cast: Bob Burkholder, Britton Crosley, David VanderWal, Sean MacLeanJ, ames Molyball, Cory Fortin, Dori Guterson
Filmography: Old Goats (2010)
Print Source: ShadowCatcher Entertainment