Film Screening: Ping Pong
Date: Thu. July 25, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
1625 W. Chicago Avenue
About this event:
Call this old age, extreme edition: Eight players with 703 years between
them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China’s
Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to
live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold.
Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of
dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. Ping Pong is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition,
love—and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality.
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).