Dr. Thomas Kirkwood notes in the film, "A lot of people think we're biologically programmed to die, but the truth is that we're biologically programmed for survival. There is no mechanism inside us that turns on to kill us when a certain period of time has elapsed." No, but people do seem to die, finally and often enough, of "old age" -- old age being something that, along with which, necessary bodily functions cease operation. Even so, there is now an entire field of research known as anti-aging, and this film introduces us to a number of its practitioners (like Dr. David Sinclair, above). And when they explain themselves and their approach, they make some sense, too.
To Age or Not to Age opens for your delectation this Friday, July 16, at Manhattan's Village East Cinemas. You can find other upcoming screenings here.