Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers, or does Buster, a 101-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner? What about futurist Ray Kurzweil, a laughter yoga expert, or an elder porn star?
Wexler explores the viewpoints of delightfully unusual characters alongside those of health, fitness and life-extension experts in this engaging new documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy. Begun as a study in life-extension, How To Live Forever evolves into a thought-provoking examination of what truly gives life meaning.
- Director: Mark Wexler
- Country: USA
- Genre: Documentary
- Year: 2011
- Run Time: 01:34:09
- imdb Score: 6.2/10 (29 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Ray Bradbury, Phyllis Diller, Ray Kurzweil, Jack LaLanne, Willard Scott, Suzanne Somers, Pico Iyer
Rachel Saltz - NEW YORK TIMES
"The prospects, advisability and potential methods of prolonging human life are examined in an engagingly multifaceted manner in How to Live Forever."
Todd McCarthy - VARIETY
"How To Live Forever is less about how to delay or defeat death than a film about what gives life meaning."
Kirk Honeycutt - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Hamptons Int'l Film Festival 2009
Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival 2010
Palm Springs Int' Film Festival 2010