CALENDAR GIRLS

THEY ARE MAGICAL REINDEERS at parties and churches, pink fluffy unicorns at air force reunions, and zombies at retirement homes. They are the Calendar Girls – Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60.

Calendar Girls is a coming-of-golden-age film about the second teenage phase: the retirement phase. Following senior volunteer dancers in Southern 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 Directors Maria Loohufvud and Love Martinsen craft a life-affirming, feel-good documentary that shakes up the outdated image of what it means to be an “old lady”. It’s a call for everyone to dance their heart out, while you still can.



UNICORNS, UNICORNS
DANCING IN OUR DREAMS
LEAPING OVER RAINBOWS
EATING PINK ICE CREAMS
SOME PEOPLE SAY WE DON’T EXIST
BUT WE KNOW THAT’S NOT TRUE
FOR WE ARE CALENDAR GIRL UNICORNS
IN A FLORIDA SKY OF BLUE
EACH LOVELY CALENDAR GIRL UNICORN
HAS A NOBLE HONEST FACE
AND WE USE MAGIC FROM OUR HEARTS
TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE


PLAYDATES

2022 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
World Premier
January 22-28, 2022


2022 Sedona International Film Festival
Closing Night Film
February 27, 2022
Sedona, OR