Tonight, MONDAY, MARCH 11, watching the Oscar-nominated documentary, KING’S POINT (9 PM ET/PT*), may be something we don’t want to miss as we continue to gain more knowledge about aging. According to the email Help! Aging Parents received, Director and Producer, Sari Gilman, tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort – men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss, and the universal desire for human connection.
The email continues: KING’S POINT is a film that breaks through the denial of aging and death that is so pervasive in our culture to unerringly steer us down a road of honest reflection. Shot over the course of 10 years, Kings Point is a bittersweet look at our national obsession with self-reliance, exploring the dynamic tension between living and aging while underscoring society’s powerful ambivalence toward growing older.
I obviously haven’t seen it yet, but looking at “our national obsession with self-reliance” and “society’s powerful ambivalence toward growing older” has certainly captured my interest.
Here’s the link to the trailer: http://kingspoint.bltoutreach.com/trailer/
*Do check your local listings to be certain of the time tonight. (2 broadcast times are listed in the email: the other time is 7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO).