Filmfest 2016 - Aspen Screenings
About This Project


Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 2:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611


Seven Songs for a Long Life journeys into the lives of six patients at Strathcarron Hospice as they live their last days, processing feelings of fear, acceptance, grief, and love. One is a retired midwife, another a 23-year-old cancer victim, and all six find a collective and transformative experience in mourning. With the help of the beloved nurse Mandy Malcomson, these patients take on a difficult challenge: to write songs and make music videos for their friends and families. Their extraordinary creations are interwoven with footage of everyday life under hospice care, reminding us of the importance of self-expression, the beautiful fragility of life, and the power of creativity. Colorado Premiere. (UK, 2015)


Director: Amy Hardie
Producers: Lori Cheatle, Sonja Henrici
Editor: Colin Monie
Featuring: Nicola McInally, Mandy Malcomson, Dorene Asher, Alicia Phillips, Julie Reid, Tosh O’Donnell, Jim Brown, Iain Milne


Run Time: 1 hr 22 min.


Special thanks to Darlynn and Tom Fellman.