Gilman's grandmother was a resident there and ten years ago Sari began filming. The stories she gathered evolved into a documentary film and for Gilman "it is their lives and their voices that, for me, have come to represent the universal longing for human connection, and the complexities of aging in a society that extols the virtue of self-reliance."
Read more about this special film in a statement from director Sari Gilman.
The film was nominated for Best Short Award at the International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards 2012, Kings Point won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at Silverdocs Documentary Festival 2012, and was chosen as Best Documentary Short at the Cincinnati Film Festival. It was also an official selection at the Florida Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, and many others.
Produced and directed by Sari Gilman; produced by Jedd Wider and Todd Wider; edited by Jeffrey Friedman; coproduced by Susannah Ludwig; cinematography by Daniel B. Gold, Gabriel Miller and Toby Oppenheimer; original music by Miriam Cutler.