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Dear New Day Digital Customer,
We’re pleased to announce that our New Day Digital streaming platform has been integrated with the New Day Films website and you will now be able to access your films at With this upgrade in place, there will no longer be a separate New Day Digital platform. You will now be able to purchase and stream our films directly through the New Day Films site, and you’ll also be able to purchase DVDs from the same film page. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the new fully integrated site.

All of the existing licenses that you have purchased through your New Day Digital account will continue to be operational, but to access your account on the integrated site you will have to reset your password. To reset your password, please go to, click on LOGIN, click on Request New Password, Enter your email address and click on Email New Password. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.

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Select Licensee Tools to view all your licensed films and to see your purchase and expiration dates. Here you will also find your new streaming links for institutional use.

We want to make this upgrade as smooth as possible for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. If you have any general questions regarding our new service, please contact Karen Knox (). For technical support, please contact Andrea Debellis ().

Best regards and thank you for your patience,
The New Day Steering Committee

Beauty Before Age

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This groundbreaking film explores the power of youth and beauty in the gay community. A diverse group of gay men, ages 19 to 77, negotiate their fears of becoming old, undesirable and alone. The film critically examines the pressure to look young and attractive, the lack of positive older role models and the ways in which AIDS intensifies the fear and process of aging. Beauty Before Age offers a male perspective on a historically female issue and illuminates the larger societal obsession with physical appearance.

My institution already owns this title on DVD or VHS.  
NOTE: If this Discount is selected, no other Promotions or Discounts will be available.
Streaming - 5 Years, Institutional (Education / Nonprofit) $ 399.00

License Period:  5 years
Running Time:  22:31
Video Resolution:  Appropriate for small screens and projection
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Streaming - 3 Years, Institutional (Education / Nonprofit) $ 350.00

License Period:  3 years
Running Time:  22:31
Video Resolution:  Appropriate for small screens and projection
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Streaming - 14 Days, In-Class Use $ 60.00

License Period:  14 days (beginning at time of purchase)
Running Time:  22:31
Video Resolution:  Appropriate for small screens and projection
Rights for In-House Use $ 399.00

Licensed period of use:  5 years   View Terms and Conditions for In-House Use
Encoding:  H.264 MP4 Files and (if available) XML Caption files
File delivery via YouSendIt within 2 business days of payment
Purchase orders must be paid prior to file delivery
Streaming - 3 days, Individual Use Only $ 4.99

Our terms of use for Individual Streams prohibit showing OnDemand films in a classroom or to groups.
Sharing of individual On Demand login information is also prohibited.
License Period:  3 days (beginning at time of purchase)
Running Time:  22:31
Video Resolution:  Appropriate for small screens only

"Complex, sharp, disturbing, compassionate. The big connections in the film crackle and linger: between masculinity and loneliness, between age, AIDS and visibility, between the pursuit of wisdom and the pursuit of beauty. A terrific teaching tool."
Joshua Gamson
Professor of Sociology, University of San Francisco

"Astonishing ... highly recommended for all gay, and most generally comprehensive, collections."
K. Glaser
Video Librarian

"Provocative ... the aging of the gay community now makes a discussion of the issues raised by this film essential."
Jay Ruby
Visual Anthropology Review, Vol. 16, #2

"Outstanding production values and provocative subject content."
Ellen Greenblatt
Educational Media Reviews Online

"Precise yet elegant - recommended to students of social and behavioral sciences, as well as public health organizations."
A.M. Williams
Dept of Anthropology, Yale University

  • GOLD APPLE, National Educational Media Network
  • CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, International Documentary Association
  • GRAND PRIZE, University of Oregon Queer Film Festival
  • AWARD OF RECOGNITION, Missouri Video Festival
  • HONORABLE MENTION, Silver Images Film Festival
  • National Institutes of Health, AIDS & Aging Conference
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
  • BBC British Short Film Festival
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • Public Television Broadcast
Johnny Symons Johnny Symons is an Emmy-nominated documentary video and filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His film Daddy & Papa, about the personal, cultural and political impact of gay men raising kids premiered at Sundance, won more than 15 major festival awards, aired nationally on PBS' Independent Lens and received a national Emmy nomination for Best Documentary. His film Beyond Conception, a feature documentary about the relationship between a lesbian surrogate and a gay male couple as they conceive and bear a child, premiered at the Florida Film Festival and aired on Discovery Health Channel. Symons is the co-producer of the Academy Award-nominated Long Night's Journey Into Day, a feature documentary about South Africa's search for truth and reconciliation and winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. His newest documentary, Ask Not, about gays and lesbians serving in the US military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival and is currently on the festival circuit before its national broadcast on PBS' Independent Lens. Symons has been creating films on gay culture for more than 15 years, including Beauty Before Age, an exploration of the fear of growing older in the gay male community, which received an NEMN Gold Apple and an IDA nomination; Shaving the Castro, a portrait of a 70-year old Castro Street barber shop, which aired nationally on public television; and Out in Africa, an exploration of black African gay life, which was named Best Documentary at the Turin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. He has freelanced as a segment producer for the PBS gay and lesbian cultural affairs show, In the Life, since 1998. Symons graduated with honors from Brown University and has a Masters degree in documentary production from Stanford University. He currently teaches documentary film at Stanford and the Art Institute of California-San Francisco.

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