"It’s a magnificent film…. the wake-up call we all need to understand the mindsets of our parents and grandparents as they contemplate the final stages of their lives."
4 stars! "This heartbreaking documentary astonishes with its language—some of the lines are so expertly crafted that you almost have to pinch yourself to remember they're not scripted speech."
"Poignant, funny and dark, KINGS POINT is an empathetic portrait of the last act of the American dream."
'She 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."
"Beautifully shot, sometimes shockingly honest and with touches of humor too, "Kings Point" is one piece of Florida chapter’s in the contemporary American Jewish story."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- 2013 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary
- San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
- Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
- DocAviv International Film Festival
- Hamptons International Film Festival
- Florida Film Festival
- Woodstock Film Festival
- United Nations Association Film Festival
- Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
- Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
- Irvine International Film Festival
- Myrtle Beach Intl Film Festival
Sari Gilman has been a documentary film editor for 15 years. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for her work on GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB, which aired on HBO and was directed by Rory Kennedy. She has worked on such award-winning films as REGRET TO INFORM (Barbara Sonneborn, Janet Cole), which won Best Director at Sundance in 1999 and aired nationally on PBS, and PARAGRAPH 175 (Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman), which won Best Director at Sundance in 2000, and aired on HBO. The first feature film she edited was Emmy Award Winning Judith Helfand's BLUE VINYL, which aired on HBO's America Undercover series in May, 2002.
Other programs she has edited have appeared on HBO, AMC, A&E and PBS, including a history of Las Vegas and a history of New Orleans, both for PBS' American Experience. Ms. Gilman also produced and directed two radio documentaries, which aired on NPR's All Things Considered. (02/14)