>           Can anybody out there think of recent films, say the last
>           two or three years, which give a favorable portrayal of
>           elderly women?  So as not to "clutter" the list, just think
>           of films where the women are fairly major characters.
>           Thanks for your help.
>           Roberta Pearson
        *The* film where an elderly woman is the major character is *A
Woman's Tale* (1991) by Australian director Paul (?) Cox.  Now available
on video.