U.S., 2020, 83 min, Dir. Lance Oppenheim, Not Rated, Magnolia Pictures
"Those nostalgic for the fond portraits of eccentric Americana in Errol Morris’ early work - and pretty much everyone else - will be delighted by Some Kind of Heaven." —Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Dreamy. A mythbusting character study." —Beandrea July, The Hollywood Reporter
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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.
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