Coming of Age Film Series 2017


Aging Women in Film

Museum of Photographic Arts presents the Coming of Age Film Series  

The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park presents Coming of Age, a film series that focuses on promoting and reinforcing positive images on the subject of aging. Covering topics relating to continued growth, romance/sex, grief, identity and intergenerational issues; the film series strives to provide an inclusive representation of aging and advocate a value system that honors both the individual and the process of aging. 

MOPA’s 2017 Coming of Age Film Series on aging will explore some of these older gender themes, including how women of a certain age are portrayed in cinema and how it relates to the other stereotype of “ageism.” The five-film series will run weekly from April 13 to May 11, 2017. Admission is FREE for all screenings with RSVP. 

Coming of Age Film Series is made possible through the generous support of The County of San Diego, Board of Supervisors.


Hello My Name is Doris
Thur, April 13, 2017 I 6pm

With help from her best friend's granddaughter, a smitten woman concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker in her office.

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Hope Springs
Fri, April 21, 2017 I 7pm

Long-married couple Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) love each other, but after so many years together, Kay feels the need to spice things up and reconnect with her husband.

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Party Girl
Thur, April 27, 2017 I 7pm

An aging nightclub hostess contemplating her future runs into an old regular from her prime days. When he proposes marriage, she has to choose between her old ways or a more constrained life.

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Fri, May 5, 2017 I 7pm

British-American biographical drama film that tells the story of Irish novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley.

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Thur, May 11, 2017 I 7pm

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She feels stuck in a life that holds no surprises, until one day she grows a tail.

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