About the Film
Senior love lives abound in The Mayor, the true story of an 88-year-old tailchaser, an adoring widow, and a raunchy gossip queen living it up in a retirement home in Texas. A 68-minute feature documentary crowd-pleaser made in Dallas-Fort Worth, The Mayor explores the lives of a handful of vivacious seniors continuing to make meaning, search for connections, and ultimately triumph in old age. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram praised the film as “a true discovery” that “redefines old age”, and Oxford American called The Mayor “one of those lucky few [docs] that, once viewed, sticks in the mind like only the deepest, truest art can.”
Currently in distribution, The Mayor had its world premiere at the 2011 Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (DocAviv) and was licensed for Israeli TV on Channel 8. It had its North American premiere on its home turf at Lone Star International Film Festival later that year, where it was lauded by DFW.com as the “most-affecting film” of the festival. In 2012, the film competed at Documentary Edge Festival in New Zealand and at Little Rock Film Festival in Arkansas, where it was nominated for Best Documentary and received an honorable mention from Oxford American in consideration for Best Southern Film. Later that year, it had its hometown premiere at the Dallas Museum of Art as part of Dallas VideoFest 25. The film continues to play at film societies, retirement communities, museums, universities, and homes. For screenings near you, click here. On January 29, 2013, the film began releasing worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital platforms.