Some Kind of Heaven
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Virtual Screening Available In the USA
Available Friday, January 15 – Thursday, January 28
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SOME KIND OF HEAVEN explores life inside the palm-tree-lined streets of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community in Florida. Referred to as the “Disneyland for Retirees,” this planned community is home to over 130,000 seniors. It offers residents a utopian version of the American yesteryear: wide, safe streets, perfectly manicured lawns, and countless activities all in service of enjoying their golden years. While most residents have bought into its packaged positivity, we meet four residents living on the margins, striving to find happiness.
By turns biting, tender, and surreal, the film demonstrates that no matter our age, we are always becoming. With strikingly composed cinematography, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN challenges our stereotypes around aging, emboldening its characters to live as vibrantly as possible in the time they have left.
Pre-Recorded Q&A with director Lance Oppenheim and subjects Anne and Reggie Kincer, Barbara Lochiatto, and Dennis Dean to follow.
Closed captions are available for this film.
Darren Arnofsky, Kathleen Lingo, Melissa Oppenheim Lano, Pacho Velez, Lance Oppenheim, Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman