Zoom In – The INDEPENDENT LENS Season Has Begun!
“Speak your mind until your voice shakes” -Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995)
ITVS and PBS’s INDEPENDENT LENS kicks off the season with MAGGIE
GROWLS and its companion website, http://www.pbs.org/maggiegrowls.
Learn more about senior activist and Gray Panther founder Maggie
Kuhn, who started a movement that forever changed the treatment of
America’s senior citizens. MAGGIE GROWLS, a film by Barbara Attie and
Janet Goldwater, airs nationally on INDEPENDENT LENS February 4, 2003
at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Website highlights include:
Discover the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie
Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being
forced to retire from a job she loved. Understand the artistic
process behind Paul and Sandra Fierlinger’s animations of Maggie in
Learn more about the Gray Panthers, an organization of
intergenerational activists working to change laws and attitudes for
social and economic justice.
Send a Postcard
Share some of Maggie’s wit and wisdom-send an animated postcard to a
friend or relative!
Filmmaker Q & A
Get behind the scenes! Filmmakers Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater
share insights on the making of MAGGIE GROWLS, what it’s like to be
indies and where to find the best roast pork sandwich in Philadelphia.
Rate the film. Tell us how you think it measured up! At the end of
the 14-week season, the highest rated film will be honored with much
acclaim, streaming video clips and more.
Get links to organizations, books and articles on the Gray Panthers,
aging and ageism.
Tell us your thoughts on the film and on aging in America today.
Seniors, Join the Discussion
Beginning February 4, part of an online discussion of MAGGIE GROWLS
on SeniorNet, an online community for computer-using adults ages 50
and over. Filmmakers Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater will be
participating. Log on to: www.seniornet.org/maggie.html.
INDEPENDENT LENS is co-presented by ITVS, which is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation
funded by the American people