'Kings Point" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short and was the Winner - Grand Jury Prize for both the Sterling Award for Best Short Film along with the Silverdocs Documentary Festival 2012.ns, 'The 100 Club,' has “The world’s only social club for centenarians has some remarkable members on its books.
The subjects who participated in these conversations range in age from 12 to 101.I always felt a little bit off balance with my doggy date, a little uncertain or untrusting, because for all I knew, they could turn around and say something mean or deal-breaking at any moment. After several rounds, announces that "YOU'RE THE BEST" and rolls credits before launching you right back into yet another date with the same identical dog, over and over until you finally give up and quit.The Living History Project is a mini-documentary series on Michigan’s senior residents by Michigan State University students and professors Geri Alumit Zeldes –PH. Stories can be downloaded on itunes or viewed on You Tube.Retirement is big business - and very profitable." "…Isolated seniors by definition are difficult to find, that's one of the big takeaways, and people are reluctant to offer themselves up as examples of poverty or hunger.Some people we talked to declined to go on camera but others did, and we learned a lot from people who are feeding the hungry in the West End and other parts of Providence.One in three Americans has no retirement savings at all. On top of that, we are living longer, and health care costs, as we all know, are increasing.But, as I found when investigating the retirement planning and mutual funds industries in 'The Retirement Gamble' which airs tonight on FRONTLINE, those advertisements are imploring us to start saving for one simple reason.Now, as an aging community faces its own mortality, paradise has begun to exact a higher price.Through the experiences of six longtime residents, 'Kings Point' captures both the allure and the darker complexities of living in a world where 'nobody gets too close.' Poignant, funny and dark, 'Kings Point' is a deeply empathetic portrait of the last act of the American Dream.".Differences in family, social relationships and upbringing are addressed in the beginning of the film.Later both the positive and negative aspects of aging are addressed.Is our country telling us that it’s not okay to age - something that starts the moment we’re born?-And why is it that women start feeling invisible in their 40‘s?Most centenarians insist they’re not terribly special ‘age is just a couple of numbers on a piece of paper’ but as 'The 100 Club' reveals, there’s nothing at all ordinary about this group of Australians.” Cut Back, The Film.