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February 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 8





August 21, 2019 – Local filmmaker, Eric Gordon, will host a complimentary screening of his award winning film, When All That's Left is Love, a sensitively-directed documentary about the caregivers of individuals suffering from dementia, on Wednesday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Movies of Delray, 7421 West Atlantic Avenue.  (November is National Family Caregivers Month.)
The event is FREE and open to the public.  Due to limited seating, advance registration is recommended at
Guests will be invited to a free continental buffet breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by the film screening at 10 a.m.  Afterward, attendees will be invited to visit various theaters for presentations by sponsors and caregiving support organizations.
In When All That’s Left is Love, director Eric Gordon has returned to live with his parents so that he can relieve his aging mother, Marilyn, of the sole care for his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father, Shelly.  Eric joins his mother in caregiving, even as he captures unprecedented footage of the progression of his father's illness and his mother’s increasing inability to cope.
This documentary uniquely presents the difficult inside story of the caregivers’ journey, as viewed by a son. The film focuses on Marilyn Gordon and a neighbor, Arline Rothman, as they struggle to care at home for spouses who are living with Alzheimer's disease. Through their experiences, we learn about the lives of caregivers. Individuals who are courageous and worthy, yet utterly human, who—out of love—have taken on the most overwhelming role of their lives.
The award-winning film has just begun its run on the film festival circuit.  When All That’s Left is Love had its world premiere at the Longleaf Film Festival, Museum of History North Carolina and took home the award for “Best Overall Feature Documentary” on May 11, 2019.  To date, the film has received recognition at film festivals throughout the United States including Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival and the Real to Reel Film Festival.  It was the opening night film at Desertscape International Film Festival, winning the “Making a DiFFerence Feature Documentary” award and won an award with the Spotlight Documentary Awards.  In two weeks, When All That’s Left is Love will be screening at the American Psychological Association Film Festival in Chicago at their annual meeting.  The film is one of 17 screening from 2000 submissions.  It will soon be showing at film festivals including the Lanett City Film Festival, Woodstock Museum Film Festival, Royal Starr Film Festival, Skyline Indie Film Festival, Twin Tiers International Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival, Grapevine Film Festival and El Paso Film Festival.  When All That’s Left is Love also won the “Caregiver Friendly Award” from the national magazine,
Eric Gordon is an award-winning director and producer who has exhibited his work at film festivals worldwide. He has worked on major feature films, documentaries and music videos. He directed the 35mm short film, Rita, Pigboy and Me, which was written by Tom Lazarus (Stigmata) and stars Mel Gorham (Blue in the Face, Smoke, Curdled). The film screened at over 45 festivals worldwide, winning 18 prestigious awards during its run, including Best Director from the Florida Motion Pictures and Television Association (FMPTA).
Over the past six years, he has produced, shot, and directed the feature length documentary, When All That’s Left Is Love.  Gordon holds a Masters of  Fine Arts in film production from the University of  Miami, as well as a Certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  His non-profit fiscal sponsor is the well-known group, From the Heart Productions.  Gordon also won “Man of the Year” from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Palm Beach 2007.
The film’s Emmy-nominated composer, Nathan Halpern, has worked on such films as the recently released “The Rider,” the Oscar nominated documentary, “Minding the Gap,” and was named one of IndieWires, “Composers to Watch.”
When All That’s Left is Love is sponsored by Roskamp Institute, Diginity Memorial, Senior Information Centers and The Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment Centers.
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