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'Calendar Girls' Described as 'Coming-of-Golden-Age' Film

The love of dance and glitter bonds an unlikely group of 60-plus women in southwest Florida – The calendar Girls.

But under the veil of fake lashes and unicorn horns, lurks the deeper truths of what aging women face within society. Sisterhood, love and loss all come into play in this uplifting film about trying to age on your own terms and refusal to become invisible.

"Calendar Girls" is a coming-of-golden-age film, following senior volunteer dancers in Southwest Florida, who are determined to prove that age is just a number.

The calendar Girls give it all they've got. And they have a lot to give - impressive makeup, handmade costumes, elaborate dance routines and, most notably, their unparalleled enthusiasm and sparkling personalities.

Through revealing conversations and choreographed dance scenes, the film captures the challenges of being a woman over 60 and the delicate balance of family, home and dance. With laughter and tears, relationships and identities change as new dreams are discovered.

Directors Maria Loohufvud and Love Martinsen crafted a life-affirming, feel-good documentary that shakes up the outdated image of what it means to be an "old lady."

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