Miriam Cutler

Kings Point

2012
Kings Point

Project Details

Released 2012
Production Company HBO/Wider Films/Directed by Sari Gilman
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Synopsis


With KINGS POINT, director Sari Gilman tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort - men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses and their health intact,  who now find themselves grappling with love, loss, and the prospect of dying alone, far from family and life- long friends.  A bittersweet look at our national obsession with self-reliance, Kings Point explores the dynamic tension between living and aging -  between our desire for independence and our need for community - and underscores our powerful ambivalence toward growing old.


Visit KINGS POINT on Facebook.


Credits


Wider Films


Produced by Jed and Todd Wider


Produced and Directed by Sari Gilman


Co-Produced by Susannah Ludwig


Edited by Jeffrey Friedman


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


 


Awards & Festivals


2013 Academy Award Nominated for Best Documentary Short


Winner, Silverdocs Best Short Documentary


Official Selection, Woodstock, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and more


Official Selection, DOCUWEEKS


kp    oscar  kp docuw  

Reviews


"[The filmmaker] intends Kings Point... to prompt discussions about people’s futures as they age. That’s a tough thing to get Americans to do, but watching Kings Point shows why it matters." ~ The New York Times



Project Details

Synopsis


With KINGS POINT, director Sari Gilman tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort - men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses and their health intact,  who now find themselves grappling with love, loss, and the prospect of dying alone, far from family and life- long friends.  A bittersweet look at our national obsession with self-reliance, Kings Point explores the dynamic tension between living and aging -  between our desire for independence and our need for community - and underscores our powerful ambivalence toward growing old.


Visit KINGS POINT on Facebook.


Credits


Wider Films


Produced by Jed and Todd Wider


Produced and Directed by Sari Gilman


Co-Produced by Susannah Ludwig


Edited by Jeffrey Friedman


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


 


Awards & Festivals


2013 Academy Award Nominated for Best Documentary Short


Winner, Silverdocs Best Short Documentary


Official Selection, Woodstock, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and more


Official Selection, DOCUWEEKS


kp    oscar  kp docuw  

Reviews


"[The filmmaker] intends Kings Point... to prompt discussions about people’s futures as they age. That’s a tough thing to get Americans to do, but watching Kings Point shows why it matters." ~ The New York Times



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