Never Too Old
Runtime: 52 mins 12 sec
Director: Marcia Connolly
Never Too Old follows 81-year-old PhD candidate Olive Bryanton as she navigates the final year of her doctorate program at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her research involves her peers, ten women between the ages of 86 and 91, living in rural PEI. As a life-long activist for the rights of seniors, Olive always worked for change but never liked writing. As she prepares her thesis, she struggles with procrastination and self-doubt.
WRITER | DIRECTOR – Marcia Connolly
Marcia Connolly is an award-winning filmmaker and video-journalist.
Her independent films have shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Hot Docs, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and at the Smithsonian Institute.
In response to Connolly’s documentary on artist Annie Pootoogook, Atom Egoyan stated, “Her camera has found a beautiful way of implicating itself… creating an intimacy and sense of spiritual kinship which is profoundly touching and rare.” Characteristics that continue to define Connolly’s body of work.
Her feature “Spring & Arnaud” created in collaboration with Katherine Knight and Site Media Inc. was awarded the Audience Top Ten at Hot Docs. Their latest documentary, “Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island” won Best Atlantic Documentary and Connolly received Best Cinematographer at the Atlantic Film Festival.