After the death of his grandmother, filmmaker Randy M. Salo returns to his hometown in rural South Carolina to find that his grandfather has turned his house into a museum dedicated to proving the existence of a race of ancient hi-tech reptiles on Earth.
Profiles three older adults sculpting their lives with creativity and a knack for reinvention. With wisdom, humor, and a few surprises, LIGHT YEARS challenges our misconceptions about aging, focusing instead on renewed potential and the power of creativity to enrich the art of living.
Filmmaker Dakin Henderson, age 24, grew up with two grandmothers who have aged very differently: one is a healthy and active 86-year old, the other died recently after a long and painful decline into dementia. Through an intimate investigation into the stories of his grandparents’ aging, Dakin discovers truths about the aging process that are rarely discussed in public, and still largely unknown to people his age.