Those nostalgic for the fond portraits of eccentric Americana in Errol Morris’s early work — and pretty much everyone else — will be delighted by “Some Kind of Heaven.”
Lance Oppenheim’s first feature is a peek at life in The Villages, an increasingly vast central Florida retirement community where those who can afford it spend their twilight years “being on vacation every day.”
This highly entertaining documentary captures the near-surrealism of a prefab senior playground, while also finding some poignant human interest in focusing on a few personalities for whom the concept isn’t quite working.
The film should be an appealing item for niche programmers in various formats, from public television to streaming services, with a limited theatrical release possible.
“Some Kind of Heaven” recently screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Read the story at Variety.
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