Preview: Aron Gaudet’s The Way We Get By

Take a look at this trailer for Aron Gaudet’s documentary “The Way We Get By”, about three senior citizens who make it their life mission to give soldiers a proper send-off when they head off to war and to greet them when they return, and try not to get all choked up. Yes, even a manly man like myself got a little constricted in the chest there for a while, but don’t tell anyone, I got a reputation to uphold. Our full preview of “The Way We Get By” below.

THE WAY WE GET BY is a deeply moving film about life and how to live it. Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters – a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving,
unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. Seeking out the telling detail rather than offering sweeping generalizations, the film carefully builds stories of heartbreak and redemption, reminding us how our culture casts our elders, and too often our soldiers, aside. More important, regardless of your politics, “The Way We Get By” celebrates three unsung heroes who share their love with strangers who need and deserve it.

Starring Joan Gaudet, William Knight, and Gerald Mundy as themselves, and directed by Aron Gaudet.

“The Way We Get by” opens in New York City at the IFC Center on July 17th. Head over to the OFFICIAL SITE for more information and future showtimes.