Nine to Ninety (Short)

Director: Alicia Dwyer
Year: 2012
Running Time: 29 minutes

Nine to Ninety is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter and her husband, relishing time with their young granddaughter Jacqueline. But as their health problems escalate, Phyllis becomes determined to free her daughter from the burden of caring for everyone from nine to ninety. When Phyllis makes a difficult decision to move 3,000 miles away to live with their other daughter, she faces parting from Joe after 62 years. Phyllis’ choice ignites bigger conversations about when the best way to say “I love you” is to say “goodbye.”

Hot Docs 2013, Toronto – Official Selection
USA Film Festival 2013 – First Place Non-Fiction Award
IDA International Documentary Awards 2013 – Best Short Nomination