The Time of Their Lives
The ultimate coming-of-age movie

Grand Prix winner of Rio's International Femina Film Festival


Welcome to this special site for the documentary film The Time of Their Lives, directed by Jocelyn Cammack, and produced by Redbird and Certain Pictures.


With a combined age of almost 300, Hetty, Rose and Alison love to share their concerns on everything from terrorism and global warming to sex, death and the meaning of life. Rose, at 101, is the oldest newspaper columnist in the world; Hetty, 102, is still marching against war; and Alison, 88, a one-time Communist Party member is now a self-styled ‘establishment lady’.


Surprising, passionate and at times very funny, they speak honestly from the end of life, bringing to the screen a rare perspective on old age. The Time of Their Lives premiered at Sheffield DocFest and has screened at festivals in London, Paris, Belgrade and Dublin, as well as SxSW in Austin, SilverDocs in Washington, Bergen International Film Festival and St John’s Film Festival in Canada. The television version was broadcast on BBC Storyville in July 2009. 


And now you can own a copy of the film on DVD.  Click here to order... £1 from every sale will be donated to the Mary Feilding Guild.


Take a look at the trailer...

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“This unmissable film celebrates the magnificence of old age.” The Times


“Surprising, passionate and at times very funny.” Observer


“Illuminating and life-affirming....” Sunday Times


“It might just change how you think about old age for ever.” Mail