LOLLY FONT, YOGA REBEL
(14 min) US


FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 (SESSION 2)

Director: Liz Cane
Producers: Roberta Ahlquist, Bill Cane, Liz Cane

Description:

An empathetic, 85-year-old yoga teacher teaches her older students in a compassionate, mindful, and rebellious way. Rejecting her doctor's diagnosis that she is getting old, Lolly uses yoga to heal herself from crippling arthritis. She inspires her students to navigate the aging process with empathy, grace, and wisdom

Biography:

Liz Cane’s films have aired nationally on PBS, won awards, and screened in festivals around the world. She makes both narrative and documentary films that explore love, sex, taboos, friendship, delusion, and death. Liz teaches filmmaking at University of California, Irvine. When Lolly Font approached retirement at the age of 84, Roberta Ahlquist, a long-time student of Lolly’s, realized this unique woman’s legacy as a yoga teacher ought to be captured on film. Roberta invited her daughter Liz to direct while she helped produce.

Bill Cane
writes and produces films with his daughter, Liz Cane. His work includes a documentary that defies stereotypes around aging through the personal lens of his father’s creative renaissance at the age of 95, “Eager for Your Kisses.” Currently Bill and Liz are working on a script for a TV series about the failure of governments to slow climate warming and the devastating consequences.

Contact information:

e: lizcane@gmail.com


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