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The Way We Get By

Directed by Aron Gaudet
Produced by Gita Pullapilly
Sometimes all it takes is a handshake to change a life.
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The Way We Get By - Theatrical Trailer

Overview

Genre
Human Interest
Synopsis

The award-winning "The Way We Get By" is a deeply moving film about life and how to live it. Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters - a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving, unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. Seeking out the telling detail rather than offering sweeping generalizations, the film carefully builds stories of heartbreak and redemption, reminding us how our culture casts our elders, and too often our soldiers, aside. More important, regardless of your politics, "The Way We Get By" celebrates three unsung heroes who share their love with strangers who need and deserve it.

Stage
finished
Running time
84 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
The Way We Get By, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2004 - 2009
Locations
Bangor, Maine USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
SXSW, True/False, Full Frame, HotDocs, SilverDOCS, CIFF, Atlanta FF, Newport FF, Sarasota, Dokufest, Phoenix FF, Little Rock FF, Indianapolis FF, NHFF, Calgary, Edmonton, Nantucket FF, Woods Hole FF, IFF Boston, Indie Memphis, Hot Springs, St. Louis
Awards
Special Jury Award (SXSW) Audience Award (Full Frame, Newport, Camden Intl. FF) Best Documentary (Atlanta, Newport, Phoenix, Little Rock) Greg Gund Standing Up Award (CIFF) Eric Parker Social Justice Award (Indianapolis) Honorable Mention (IFF Boston)
Distribution
US Theatrical: Independent Film Circuit / International Distributor: Films Transit International
Broadcast (Acq.)
US Televison Broadcaster: P.O.V.
Language
English

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