RANGELEY — The national award-winning film “The Way We Get By,” a personal story about growing old in America, will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m. on Aug. 7, 8 and 9 at Rangeley Lakeside Theater.

Following the lives of three senior citizens in Bangor, “The Way We Get By” takes the viewer on an intimate journey through Bill, Joan and Jerry’s battles with mounting debt, failing health, the loss of loved ones and their own impending mortality. Through it all, these three individuals find the strength to continue by dedicating their lives to greeting nearly 1 million American soldiers at the Bangor International Airport.

“It really has been an overwhelming experience to see audiences connect with our film on such a deep and personal level,” said director Aron Gaudet. “Being from Maine myself, I could not be more satisfied to see how this story has inspired people of all ages across the country.”

Variety calls the film “an unabashedly patriotic, sentimental and somewhat unsettling look at aging in America.”

“The Way We Get By” received the Special Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the Golden Rock award for Best Documentary at the 3rd Little Rock Film Festival and the Audience Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, N.C. At the Cleveland Film Festival, it beat out 28 films to win the Greg Gund Memorial Film Competition, which recognizes films for their social conscience.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. To see the trailer and learn more about the film, log on to www.thewaywegetbymovie.com/.

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