Cal Poly Art and Design Professor to Discuss ‘Lives Well Lived’ Jan. 19

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A discussion about the feature documentary “Lives Well Lived,” by filmmaker Sky Bergman, Cal Poly professor in the Art and Design Department, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Advanced Technologies Lab Keck Lab (Building No. 7) on campus.

Bergman will be joined by Debra Valencia-Laver, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, in a lively dialogue about Bergman’s experience producing and directing the film.

There will be time for audience questions, and light refreshments will be served.

“Lives Well Lived” celebrates the wit, wisdom and experiences of adults 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3,000 years of experience, 40 people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life.

“These men and women open the vault on their journey into their golden years through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses — seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way,” Bergman said. “Their thoughtful perspectives offer a treasure trove of life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit and staying positive in the midst of the greatest challenges. Their stories will make you laugh and perhaps cry but will mostly inspire you.”

The film will make its theatrical release in spring 2018.

The event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Conversations with Cal Poly Authors series hosted by the university’s Kennedy Library. For more information visit:

Sky Bergman with her grandmother Evelyn Ricciuti, one of the featured stars in Bergman's documentary film, "Lives Well Lived"
Sky Bergman with her grandmother, Evelyn Ricciuti, one of the featured stars in Bergman's documentary film, "Lives Well Lived." 

Contact: Brett Bodemer

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