Sari had no idea that her film would get so much attention. Sari explains that near the end she just wanted to finish the film, 'I worked on this film for almost 10 years and, I really, at the stage that I was a couple of years ago when I was finishing it, you know, I just wanted to finish it and I wanted it to be good. Those were the only things that I cared about.' After a decade of work, 'King's Point' was finally completed and is now up for a Best Documentary Oscar on Sunday.
'King's Point' gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of a group of residents living in King's Point, a retirement resort in South Florida. Sari explains it was family that brought her to her directorial debut, 'My grandmother lived in the community in King's Point and so I visited her from the time I was about 9. I was always just really fascinated with the place. I think that in some way the film, you know, had been in my bones.' Her fascination is the point of the film, Sari does not take a stance on the pros or cons of the community, instead she wants viewers to think about 'loneliness and what it's like when you're older and you live far away from your family...The film can actually be a wonderful tool as a conversation starter.'
Although this is her directorial debut, Sari is not new to the business or to the awards circuit. She has been a documentary film editor for 15 years, earning a Primetime Emmy nomination for her work on 'Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.'
Sari is still undecided about what to wear on Sunday, although she is seeking professional help, 'I have a stylist in L.A. who I'm working with. I tried on some stuff when I was down there for the nominees luncheon a few weeks ago and nothing quite fit because, you know, designer samples are designed for people with tiny, tiny bodies which I don't have. So, we'll have to see what we can find.' Sari plans to head back to L.A. later this week to try on a few more choices. Once she is zipped in and on the red carpet Sari says she will do her best not to ogle at her fellow nominees, 'If I were famous I would think that people, sort of, gawking at me would be a little creepy so I kind of try not to do that.'
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