Some Kind of Heaven

Some Kind of Heaven

USA | 83 min. | Lance Oppenheim

January 15 - February 18, 2021

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Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find happiness and meaning.

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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.

"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."—Variety

"A tragicomic ... combination of The Stepford Wives and an Errol Morris movie, it's one of the best documentaries you'll see this year."—Orlando Weekly

  • Director: Lance Oppenheim
  • Country: USA
  • Running Time: 83 min.
  • Producer: Darren Aronofsky, Kathleen Lingo, Pacho Velez, Melissa Oppenheim, Lance Oppenheim, Jeff Orlowski
  • Cinematographers: David Bolen
  • Editors: Daniel Garber
  • Music: Ari Balouzian
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English