In the 1970s and 80s, hundreds of thousands of senior citizens migrated from New York City to Kings Point, a typical retirement community, located just outside West Palm Beach, Florida. Lured by blue skies, sunshine, palm trees, and the promise of a rich social life, they bought their way to paradise for just a $1,500 down payment. 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.
Sari Gilman has been a documentary film editor for 15 years. She edited Blue Vinyl, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was directed by Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for her work on Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, which aired on HBO and was directed by Rory Kennedy. Her work has been screened at festivals world-wide and aired on HBO, PBS, OWN, and other broadcast outlets. Kings Point is her directorial debut.
Producer(s): Sari Gilman, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Director(s): Sari Gilman
Cinematographer(s): Daniel B. Gold, Gabriel Miller, Toby Oppenheimer
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