Zoom In – The INDEPENDENT LENS Season Has Begun!

February 5, 2003


“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:

The Film

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

the film.

Gray Panthers

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.

Audience Award

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.

Learn 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