On November 11th, POV will air The Way We Get By. But if you just can’t wait to watch the film, which has already won a special jury award at Sundance and an audience award at Full Frame, then you can catch a screening of it at New York City’s Paley Center on Thursday, October 8th.

Watch the trailer:

More about the film

On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting nearly 800,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. The Way We Get By is an intimate look at three of these greeters as they confront the universal losses that come with aging and rediscover their reason for living. Bill Knight, Jerry Mundy and Joan Gaudet find the strength to overcome their personal battles and transform their lives through service. This inspirational and surprising story shatters the stereotypes of today’s senior citizens as the greeters redefine the meaning of community.

Filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly will be present at the screening. Bill Knight and Jerry Mundy, two of the film’s subjects, will also be on hand for a Q&A session. Get your tickets from the Paley Center’s website today!

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Former POVer Ruiyan Xu worked on developing and producing materials for POV's website. Before coming to POV, she worked in the Interactive and Broadband department at Channel Thirteen/WNET. Ruiyan was born in Shanghai and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media.