By Stephen Walker, Walker George Films. (Oct 2006)
"When my wife and producing partner, Sally George, first mentioned something about an American rock chorus of old age pensioners called [email protected], my immediate reaction was to run. A few days later, in October 2005, I was dragged kicking and screaming to the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith where the chorus were on tour with their show 'Road to Nowhere'. Then something extraordinary happened.
Eileen Hall, a British-born 93 year-old ex-GI bride, stepped up to the microphone and yelled out the opening lyrics to 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go?' by The Clash. The audience – mostly in their twenties and thirties – gasped in astonishment as she belted out the song at full throttle, backed by the chorus.
The words took on a whole new meaning. She was singing, not about relationships, but about life and death. I was hooked. Here was a film I just knew I had to make.
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