Below Surface

Below Surface

Session schedule
Thu, May 16 - Thu, May 16
Number of Sessions
Age range

In Person. Click here to purchase tickets. Screening followed by Q+A with producer Mary Polan, Linda Fried (Dean of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health), and actress Kathleen Turner.

Below Surface
Dir. Lukas Hauser
(US, 2023, 19 min)
Below Surface reveals the extraordinary power of community through an unlikely subject: a YMCA Aquafit class. The documentary gathers numerous moving stories of a multicultural and multigenerational Aquafit class to demonstrate how kindness and caring for others, combined with exercise, can be an antidote for grief, stress, and physical illness. The heartwarming honesty of the participants is a reminder of the power we all have to support one another.

In collaboration with the JCC's Week of Wechsler, we're offering tailored programs and events for Modern Agers, leading up to the second annual Wechsler Wellness Fair. This initiative is cosponsored by the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai and Recovery Physical Therapy, P.C.

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