Barbara Allen, Film Maker

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“The making of this film was a journey of love and inspiration for me. I hope that folks who watch it see that - it was a life experience that touched my heart and soul deeply. I sure laughed a lot. And, maybe I cried a little too. People who watch the film tell me they now can’t wait to be 80!”

~Barbara Allen, filmmaker

Barbara Allen is a filmmaker living in Northampton, Massachusetts. She graduated from college circa 1973 with a degree in Communication Arts. Having graduated with high honors, 25 years later she decided to fulfill her only life goal – to put that college education to use! She fell in love with the humor and chutzpah of the Young At Heart Chorus and began making this documentary in 1997.

She teamed up with Alan Dater whose beautiful cinematography graces the film. Together they followed the chorus to Rotterdam, and somehow managed to come home with as many cases of equipment as they took. She had a blast with the Chorus making her first full-length documentary. The film premiered at the Northampton Film Festival in 2000.

Now, an even more experienced filmmaker, Barbara has re-edited the original film into something even better! In the meantime, she has continued to work and play as a chiropractor, political activist, and Mom. Since making this first Young at Heart film she had been busy in videoland working for the Treehouse Foundation, Sonya World Champion Amateur Female Boxer, Tufts Medical School, Screaming Headless Torsos in NYC, Center for Human Development Springfield, Northampton Education Foundation, Men’s Resource Center, Rosenberg Fund for Children, Safe Passage, Thornes Marketplace, Table and Vine Stores, Smith College, Northampton School District, and Marty Townsend (Music Video).

“I extend a huge thank you to the director of the Young at Heart chorus, Bob Cilman,
and all of the Chorus members who participated in and supported this labor of love.” ~Barbara Allen


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