SOME KIND OF HEAVEN
LANCE OPPENHEIM | 2020 | ENGLISH | 81 MIN | $12.00
Nestled in sunshine-drenched central Florida, The Villages is not your typical retirement community. With over 50,000 residents, it’s touted as the world’s largest senior living facility, boasting a seemingly infinite array of activities – from synchronized swimming and belly-dancing to a boozy Jimmy Buffet fan club — for folks determined to get the most out of their twilight years. In his feature debut, director Lance Oppenheim turns a bemused eye on the over-the-top extravagance of this unusual place, but also goes deeper to explore the nuanced relationship of four individuals for whom life at The Villages offers a mixed bag of pleasure and disappointment. 47 years into their marriage, eccentric Reggie and level-headed Anne face a crisis that threatens to undo their decades-long partnership. Recently widowed and stranded alone in The Villages, Barbara cautiously but optimistically wades back into the dating pool. Living out of a van on the grounds, Dennis is a smooth-talking ladies’ man whose charming demeanor belies tragic circumstances. Sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous, and always deeply perceptive, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN is a portrait of getting older that’s unlike anything cinema has given us before.
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