by Judith Keller,
producer and writer of And the Home of the Brave
"...challenges stereotypes most of us don't even know we have."
--Indiana University Center on Aging
"...established the standard against which subsequent films and videos would be judged."
--Sexuality and Disability
|Rose Gordon, a 79-year-old woman in a nursing home, is discovered in the bed of a male resident. We see the relationship between Mrs. Gordon and Mr. Morris as warm, intimate and fulfilling, but threatened by the administration and staff of the home, Mrs. Gordon's family and the very architecture of the institution. The film explores the reactions of other people to a loving relationship between an aging pair and the pressures that are brought to end its "unseemliness".|
"...the first step toward resolving problems of sexuality and aging."
"...a sparkling success...generated 'standing room only'."
"...a must for nursing home administrators and staff."
"Tenants were thinking and sharing
on a deeper level than ever before."
"...valuable teaching tool"
"...sensitive and intelligent..."
"...[when] Rose by Any Other Name was released, it became an almost
immediate favorite as a 15-minute trigger film... The first audiovisual production that skillfully
addressed the issues of personal privacy within a nursing home setting."
|Rose by Any Other Name is a trigger film about the older person's search for closeness, privacy and love. It fills the need for a sensitive, nonclinical, educational film that portrays the experiences of older people living in long-term care facilities. Attitudes towards the elderly and their sexual needs are explored in a tactful and delicate manner, using a dramatic story rather than a documentary approach. The film is designed to help older people and their families and those with policy-making responsibilities develop informed judgments about lifelong needs for affection, privacy and sexuality.||ISBN 1-879015-01-3|
Professionals, paraprofessionals and all who work with the elderly:
Faculty and students in professional,
technical and continuing education and secondary schools.
For classes in:
|Older people and their families|
|Service, fraternal and religious organizations, unions, and libraries|