Josh pointed me to a special screening tomorrow for an indie documentary called “The Way We Get By.” The film follows a group of elderly Maine residents who greet troops departing to and returning from Iraq, no matter the time of day or night. When they are not shaking the hands of these strangers, however, they have their own problems to deal with and the movie quickly becomes “a moving, unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality.”
The film has been getting some great early reviews and was awarded the Special Jury prize at Sundance.
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The Rooftop Film Series will present the film tomorrow/Friday, July 10 at the Automotive High School lawn at 50 Bedford Avenue (at N. 13th) in Williamsburg. For only $9, you get the see the feature-length film, participate in an one-hour Q&A with the filmmakers, and attend a one-and-a-half hour open bar around the corner at Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave at Driggs).
All the details and a link to buy tickets here.
I’ll see you there!
PS: And the weather‘s supposed to be perfect! 😉