EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Mark S. Wexler talks 'How to Live Forever'

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 10:25
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Opening in Los Angeles theaters on May 20th is the new documentary How to Live Forever from filmmaker Mark S. Wexler. The movie follows Wexler on a three-year pilgrimage to discover the best practices and philosophies to help mitigate the trappings of old age. Along the way, Wexler speaks with several celebrities and experts on the subject including author Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), fitness guru Jack LaLanne, weatherman Willard Scott (The Today Show), actress Suzanne Somers (Three's Company) and legendary comedian Phyllis Diller (Family Guy). We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Mark S. Wexler about his new film, his quest for eternal youth, and what he learned from his journey.


How to Live Forever, director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers, or does Buster Martin, a 103-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner? What about futurist Ray Kurzweil, a laughter yoga expert, or an elder porn star? Wexler explores the viewpoints of delightfully unusual characters alongsidethose of health, fitness and life-extension experts in this engaging new documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy. Begun as a study in life-extension, How To Live Forever evolves into a thought-provoking examination of what truly gives life meaning.

To watch our exclusive interview with director Mark S. Wexler about How to Live Forever, please click on the video player above.

How to Live Forever opens in Los Angeles theaters on May 20th.

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