A Place to Live is the award-winning 2008 documentary by filmmakers Carolyn Coal and Cynthia Childs that follows a group of senior citizens as they vie for a spot in Los Angele’s Triangle Square, the first ever retirement built exclusively for LGBT seniors.
Coal and Childs uses this groundbreaking moment to powerfully expound on the sometimes horrific plight of LGBT seniors nationwide.
Here’s a synopsis of the film from the documentary’s Web site:
What does it mean to be a gay senior citizen trying to survive on limited resources in America? “A Place to Live” explores this issue by chronicling the development and construction of Triangle Square Hollywood, the country’s first affordable housing facility for LGBT seniors.
Winner of the Audience Award at Outfest 2008: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, “A Place to Live” follows the journey of seven individuals as they attempt to secure a home in Triangle Square. Since demand far exceeded the number of available units, a lottery system was established to select who would live in the complex – not everyone would be chosen. “A Place to Live” is both a moving portrait of gay and lesbian seniors on the fringe of their community and the triumphant opening of this historic building.
Here’s the trailer: