Film phase: Completed
Kings Point is a story of a typical American retirement resort: Five seniors who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the desire for human connection. A bittersweet look at our national obsession with self-reliance, Kings Point explores the dynamic tension between living and aging— between our desire for independence and our need for community— and underscores our powerful ambivalence toward growing old.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Sari Gilman’s documentary Kings Point was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013, won prizes at festivals worldwide, and aired on HBO. She has also been a documentary film editor for 15 years, receiving 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, Paragraph 175, and Blue Vinyl. Other films she has edited have appeared on HBO, AMC, A&E and PBS.
Kings Point was nominated for an Oscar® in 2013. Before it aired on HBO, it screened at festivals worldwide, and won the Golden Gate Award at the prestigious San Francisco Film Festival, as well as the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short at Silverdocs.