Filmmaker Laurent Goldstein brings his production Your Second Fifty to Abbotsford on Tuesday, Feb. 26. (Submitted photo)

Filmmaker Laurent Goldstein brings his production Your Second Fifty to Abbotsford on Tuesday, Feb. 26. (Submitted photo)

Film about aging screened in Abbotsford with panel of experts

Your Second Fifty based on best-selling book by Frank Moffat

Documentary filmmaker Laurent Goldstein brings his production Your Second Fifty: Rising Above the Fears of Aging to Abbotsford on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The screening takes place at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way) in partnership with the City of Abbotsford.

Tickets are $12, with the proceeds being donated to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF).

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m.

A question-and-answer period follows with a panel of experts, including: Dr. Haneef Alibhai from MD Cosmetic, Dr. Joanne Lih from Abbotsford Podiatry, Lisa MacDougall from New Leaf Wellness Centre, Dr. Simpson Leung from Cascadia Chiropractic Centre, Lyle MacDougall of Bakerview Financial Solutions and Dr. Matt Germaine of Abbotsford Health Chiropractic.

The Vancouver-based Goldstein and his production company, Citrus Pie Media Group, filmed Your Second Fifty across six countries and interviewed more than 45 aging experts.

The “live-inspired” message of the film, based on a best-seller by author and speaker Frank Moffat, is that chronological milestones, such as a 50th or 60th birthday, don’t have to be seen as “the beginning of the end.”

Featuring experts on aging such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. John Demartini, and David Wolfe – as well as celebrities Naomi Judd, Bruce Allen, Arielle Ford and Aurora Winter – it avers that, depending largely on mental attitude, such milestones can actually be seen as doorways to peak, productive years in our lives.

The importance of attitude is a central theme in Goldstein’s work – also not too surprising for a 63-year-old who successfully reinvented himself and rediscovered his passion for film, after an earlier business, marketing software to chiropractors, crashed as a result of the 2008 recession.

But he’s aware that, while successful, Your Second Fifty is a three-year-old film.

“It’s getting a good reaction, but we can’t keep going forever with that – it’s a little scary.”

But he’s excited that the follow-up, On a Scale of 1 to 10 – about chronic pain – is nearing completion, particularly since so many people, especially those entering their senior years, are dealing with it on a daily basis in their lives.

Featuring experts on aging such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. John Demartini, and David Wolfe – as well as celebrities Naomi Judd, Bruce Allen, Arielle Ford and Aurora Winter – it avers that, depending largely on mental attitude, such milestones can actually be seen as doorways to peak, productive years in our lives.

Tickets for the Abbotsford screening of Your Second Fifty are available online at eventbrite.ca and at Choices Market or the FVHCF office in Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

For more information, visit citruspiemg.com.