Young at Heart

Two engaging artists in their mid-eighties unexpectedly fall for each other and move in together, to the surprise of their grandchildren. Best Documentary Short, 1988 Academy Awards.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Sue Marx, is president of Sue Marx Films, Inc. She is also president of Urban Communications Group, an educational media organization with federal tax exempt status (501(c)(3) Since founding her company in 1980, Marx has produced and directed over 200 promotional, political, and educational films, videos, Television and Radio spots. They have aired on PBS, BBC, CBC, Bravo, The Movie Channel, Arts & Entertainment and The Learning Channel and have been broadcast in England, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Holland, New Zealand, Singapore, and Russia. The United States Information Agency (USIA) acquired several titles and many are in libraries, museums, and educational institutions worldwide. Her films on art are in the Museum of Modern Art film collection. Marx received a 1997 Academy Award for “Young at Heart,” which was screened at the prestigious New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center and at the Telluride Film Festival. “Young at Heart” was the first independently produced documentary to air on Russian Television. Sue Marx has won many national and international awards which include numerous EMMY's, CINE Golden Eagles, and major awards from the American Film and Video Festival and the New York Film and Video Festival. Other top Awards include Telly’s, a Chris, a Cindy , an Owl, an NEA Crystal Apple, and an award of excellence from Women in Radio and Television. Prior to starting her own company, she did public relations, worked as a free-lance photojournalist, and wrote and produced the award-winning documentary series, “Profiles in Black,” for channel 4 which ran for nine years on The NBC affiliate in Detroit. In 1989, Marx was named one of the top ten newsmakers of the year by Crain's Detroit Business and was honored with an Arts Foundation of Michigan Award. She was listed as one of the 50 most powerful women in Michigan by Detroit Monthly Magazine, one of the 30 most dynamic women in Detroit by the Women's Economic Club and was named Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News. In 1990, She received a Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Award and In ‘96, she received a Distinguished Woman’s Award from Northwood University. Sue Marx is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. A former trustee of Holy Cross and Harper Hospital, she is past president of the Cinematic Arts Council of the Detroit Institute of Arts. She serves on the board of the Jewish Community Council and is active in numerous professional organizations including the executive board of Michigan chapter of the International Women's Forum. Marx received an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a graduate degree from Wayne State University. She is married and has three daughters.
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