- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Women Make Movies, 2013.
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Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 2013.
2013 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject, KINGS POINT tracks the stories of five residents of a retirement community in Florida who arrived decades ago with their health intact and spouses by their sides. Now that they and their community, comprised primarily of widowed women, face advanced age and mortality, paradise demands a higher price.. Through candid interviews the film exposes the dynamic interplay of their desire for independence, need for community, and ambivalence toward growing old. Filmmaker and Emmy nominee Sari Gilman deftly balances seriousness with humor, providing a bittersweet look at love, loss and self-preservation as well as a deeply empathetic portrait of aging in America and the American Dreaḿs last act.. "This heartbreaking documentary astonisheśŒ" The Los Angeles Times
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