WATCH IT: Stella and Co. offers a sweet respite from quarantine
If you’re looking for something sweet and funny to watch during the coronavirus quarantine, then Stella & Co: A Romantic Musical Comedy Documentary About Aging is for you. Just imagine the between-scene stories told by couples during When Harry Met Sally… strung together over 50 minutes. Inspired by her late, 103-year-old mother, filmmaker Robin Leacock spent nearly two years following eight people who lived in the same place where her relative once did. The subjects, who range in age from their 70s to their 100s, offered candid insight on what they’ve learned over the course of their lives and how they spend their time today, at least before the coronavirus pandemic. — R.S.
Stella & Co: A Romantic Musical Comedy Documentary About Aging airs throughout May on PBS. It’s available anytime on the movie’s website.
Stella & Co: A Romantic Musical Comedy Documentary About Aging – Directed by Robin Baker Leacock (Premieres May 10 on PBS)
Inspired by director Robin Baker Leacock’s late 103-year-old mother, Estelle “Stella” Craig, who lived at an independent living senior residence in Florida, the documentary explores the lives of eight individuals living in the same residence, ranging in age from late 70s to early 100s. The film provides an introspective, conversational, and nostalgic look at the lives of seniors, showcasing how they should be considered front and center in our world.