The Way We Get By, a documentary

On July 17th a new film is premiering here in New York... and I strongly urge you to check it out, either here or when it comes to a city near you.

The Way We Get By, an award winning documentary about the military greeters at the Bangor, Maine airport features three senior citizens who wait at the tiny airport in order to greet every arriving soldier, and their stories make for an incredible, moving, inspiring glimpse into a little known aspect of American life.

The Way We Get By - Trailer from The Way We Get By on Vimeo.


When I think about Bangor, I can only call up that it's cold, and the hometown of Stephen King (one of my very favorite authors.) I heard once that it's a major stop-off for troops coming home from the Middle East, but that's really all. Watching this video made my heart constrict, and a greater appreciation for those folk in chilly Maine. I hope it does to you as well.

According to the director, Aron Gaudet the film is "an inspirational story of how these three seniors use a simple handshake to change their lives, and the lives of the 800,000+ troops they've greeted."

If you do attend the premiere in New York, (at the IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street from Friday July 17th, 10:00am running through Thursday July 23rd, 11:55pm) there are two great promotions, Bring A Vet, where a military veteran can receive a free ticket, or Battle Buddy, where a senior citizen (65+) can receive a free ticket.
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