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The Way We Get By

Release Date: July 17th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary chronicles a group of tireless senior citizens who devote their time to comforting U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. At an airport in Bangor, Maine, the retirees turn out every time an airplane carrying an American soldier arrives, providing the young men and women with meals, cell phones to call home and rounds of applause. The film also explores the home lives of the seniors, who are confronted with familial and health-related concerns of their own.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: International Film Circuit [us]

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • Becomes a bracing portrait of three fascinating individuals who use this work as a means to keep living. show more

  • Not so much a slice of life as the whole pie, the highs and lows of twilight living, all found and filmed in a terminal at an airport in Maine. What a country. show more

  • Watching them issue hugs produces an involuntary response. You want to hug them, too. show more

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