Using the mythic power of cinema to explore authentic elderhood through a depth psychological lens. The most compelling films about wise elderhood serve as journeys into mythic territory – offering daunting trials, vital awakenings, necessary sacrifices, and healing transformations. Movies bring the archetypes to life, gracing us with unique characters embodying essentials of authentic elderhood: generativity, integrity, reflection, reconciliation, connection. Depth psychology and mythic imagination will guide our expansive consideration of remarkable cinematic elders, observing and amplifying the values, attitudes, and tasks of later life individuation. This seminar will include multimedia lecture, group discussion, analysis of multiple film clips and images, and practice uncovering metaphor and meaning via cinema’s fundamental language of dream.