“The purpose of the A G E FILM SOCIETY is to provide those who lived through the cinema’s formative years with the opportunity to relive the past,
And to give the new generation of film enthusiasts the chance to see what had been accomplished in motion pictures before their interest in films began.
“The directors anticipate with pleasure your attendance at the society and trust you will share with them the enjoyment to be found in these films of enduring distinction.”
There was actually a fourth member of A-G-E, not he couldn’t officially be a part of the group for professional reasons. That was Toronto Telegram and Maclean’s film critic Clyde Gilmour.
I’m proud to say that Clyde, a.k.a. Kosmos Kagool and Ol’ Kag, and his wonderful wife, Barbara were friends, mentors and enablers of mine from the time I first met them as a schoolmate of their son in 1965 until their deaths in 1997 and 1995, respectively.
Gerald and Aldo were also early and very kind encouragers of my interest in film history and, like Clyde, they opened many doors for me when I started going to Hollywood in April 1975 at the age of 18. All of them encouraged me to make that voyage of discovery, for which I will always be grateful.
Thanks so much for keeping the memory of the A-G-E Film Society alive and well.
Thank you for your comment, Greg.
I remember reading and enjoying Clyde Gilmour’s column back in the day although I didn’t know him personally. However, I did know Aldo and was especially good friends with Gerald.
More AGE notes will be added to the site in the future. We will be posting a lengthy history of TFS under our NEWS heading in January that was spearheaded by Gerald, so please stay tuned for that.