beautiful hills of brooklyn …

… a film that has won many awards … tells the experiences (through the recovered diary) of an elderly lady living alone in Brooklyn.

“Jessie Singer Sylvester moved anonymously through old age in Brooklyn in the 1970s, absorbing one loss after the next — her job of 59 years, her beloved sister, her friends, her sense of security, her sharp mind. Still, she soldiered on, attending to her sister until she died, cooking and cleaning for herself, going to classes at the local senior center and visiting parks, museums and what she called ‘the Botanical’ … It really drives home the point that life is not made up of great big events. It’s an accumulation of little things that happen every day that can make or break you …” (from The New Old Age blog)

The film’s home page/trailer.