The Way We Get By

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Overview

American service men and women are a frequent sight at the Bangor International Airport in Maine; many troops returning from overseas assignments pass through the airport as they make their way home or to their next mission. Since the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, over 800,000 U.S. soldiers have arrived at Bangor International, and nearly all of them have been met by Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet, and Jerry Mundy. Calling themselves "the Maine Troop Greeters," Knight, Gaudet, and Mundy are three senior ...
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Overview

American service men and women are a frequent sight at the Bangor International Airport in Maine; many troops returning from overseas assignments pass through the airport as they make their way home or to their next mission. Since the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, over 800,000 U.S. soldiers have arrived at Bangor International, and nearly all of them have been met by Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet, and Jerry Mundy. Calling themselves "the Maine Troop Greeters," Knight, Gaudet, and Mundy are three senior citizens who see to it that every soldier returning to America is given a warm and encouraging welcome, a hug or a handshake, and the use of a cell phone so they can call their loved ones, no matter when their plane touches down. While the Greeters have their own troubles to deal with -- failing health, the loss of loved ones, loneliness -- their work with the soldiers gives them both a sense of purpose and a perspective that makes their own troubles easier to bear. Joan Gaudet's son Aron Gaudet is a filmmaker, and his documentary The Way We Get By chronicles the work of the Maine Troop Greeters, the story behind the three tireless volunteers, and how their project has touched the men and women they welcome nearly every day. The Way We Get By was an official selection at the 2009 South By Southwest Film Festival.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc one:; Audio commentary with director Aron Gaudet, producer Gita Pullapilly, and all three troop greeters from the film - Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet and Jerry Mundy; Disc two:; Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the music for the film; POV filmmakers interviews with Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly; On the festival circuit with the troop greeters including several Q and As; Paley Center Q&A with troop greeters Bill Knight and Jerry Mundy in NYC; AARP awards - Bill, Joan, and Jerry accept the best documentary award; Behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers' wedding & real weddings Maine; Remembering Kay - a short film featuring the oldest Maine troop greeter; Special bonus scene plus several deleted, and extended scenes; The Way We Get By theatrical trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2010
  • UPC: 829567070123
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Arts Alliance Amer
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 75,692

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Knight Participant
Joan Gaudet Participant
Jerry Mundy Participant
Technical Credits
Aron Gaudet Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Screenwriter
Jessica Barnthouse Associate Producer
Warren Cook Executive Producer
Denise DiIanni Executive Producer
Denise Dilanni Executive Producer
Dan Ferrigan Cinematographer
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Simon Kilmurry Executive Producer
Zack Martin Score Composer
Gita Pullapilly Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Way We Get By - Disc One / Feature Film
1. Chapter 1 [6:52]
2. Chapter 2 [6:33]
3. Chapter 3 [8:39]
4. Chapter 4 [5:36]
5. Chapter 5 [7:14]
6. Chapter 6 [7:40]
7. Chapter 7 [7:12]
8. Chapter 8 [6:24]
9. Chapter 9 [7:09]
10. Chapter 10 [8:39]
11. Chapter 11 [8:16]
12. Chapter 12 [4:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Way We Get By - Disc One / Feature Film
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Audio Setup
      English 2.0 Stereo
      Commentary With Filmmakers and Troop Greeters Joan, Bill and Jerry
Disc #2 -- The Way We Get By - Disc Two / Special Features
   Theatrical Trailer
   Bonus Scene
   Deleted and Extended Scenes
      Star Spangled Banner
      Joan Has an Accident
      Joan Stuck at Home
      We Will Rock You
      Dealing With Death
      Bill Sells His Farm Extended
      Amy in Helicopter
      Cousine Meet at Airport
      Divorce
      Troops Call Home Extended
      Marines' Hymn
      Billy Goat
   "Remembering Kay" Short Film
   "Making the Music" Featuring Composer Zack Martin
   "The Way We Get By: On the Circuit"
   "The Way We Get By" Maine Red Carpet Premiere
   Paley Center for Media Event - Q & A With Filmmakers / Film Subjects
   POV Interviews - Director Aron Gaudet & Producer Gita Pullapilly
   AARP Awards Hollywood Gala - Best Documentary 2009
   "The Way We Get Married" - A Real Weddings Maine Event
   New Menu Item
   New Menu Item
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Film- A Must Buy

    I watched this film on PBS on Veterans Day. I was flipping channels and stumbled across it. I was hooked immediately. I was drawn into the story by the WWII veteran in the film and by the time the film was done, I had laughed, cried, and then called my mother. I have been thinking about this film ever since I watched it.... This is a must buy for any educator, anyone who is connected to a veteran or service member, or has an elderly parent. This film has changed my perspective on the world and about my role in the community. The filmmakers should be incredibly proud of what they have produced. It will be a film watched for decades.

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