Some Kind of Heaven

Its observational approach goes beyond the brochure to highlight universal challenges reflecting contemporary population shifts.

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Some Kind of Heaven

With SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Greg's List
Runtime
81
Language
English
Director
Lance Oppenheim
FEATURED REVIEW
Todd Jorgensen, Cinemalogue

Beneath the idyllic facade of The Villages, the massive Florida retirement community with more than 100,000 residents in their twilight years, some of its seniors are struggling with mental health and socioeconomic circumstances. That might not seem surprising, but this documentary from rookie ...

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