"Lifecasters" unites fiction and documentary filmmakers to tell stories of Americans who use their strength, creativity and determination to reach their goals – a bit later in life. Filmmakers Adam McKay and Shira Piven follow former MC5 guitarist and punk pioneer Wayne Kramer, who finds hope and comfort through music; Oscar-nominees Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert observe African-American dancer Sheri "Sparkle" Williams, one of the oldest female professional dancers still practicing in the U.S.; and Emmy-nominees Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly share the story of Albert Hurwit, a retired doctor who couldn’t read or write music, yet composed an award-winning symphony. (Source: PBS)
Profiling punk-rock pioneer Wayne Kramer, who in 2009 cofounded Jail Guitar Doors USA, which provides instruments to prisons; Sheri "Sparkle" Williams, one of the oldest pro dancers in the U.S.; and Albert Hurwit, who composed an award-winning symphony after retiring from the medical profession.
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