(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- The Lighthouse International Film Society will be streaming Some Kind of Heaven between January 15 - February 15th. The 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.
Some Kind of Heaven explores life inside the palm-tree-lined streets of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community in Florida. Referred to as the “Disneyland for Retirees,” this planned community is home to over 130,000 seniors. It offers residents a utopian version of the American yesteryear: wide, safe streets, perfectly manicured lawns, and countless activities all in service of enjoying their golden years. While most residents have bought into its packaged positivity, we meet four residents living on the margins, striving to find happiness.
By turns biting, tender, and surreal, the film demonstrates that no matter our age, we are always becoming. With strikingly composed cinematography, Some Kind of Heaven challenges our stereotypes around aging, emboldening its characters to live as vibrantly as possible in the time they have left.
Tickets are for $12.00 and available online for this and other featured films. Sponsors for the Some Kind of Heaven screening include The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences and Francis' Restaurant, and Pangaea Naturals Health Food Market.
The 13th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival will take place June 3-6, 2021. Submissions for films are now open. Submit through FilmFreeway. For more information, click here.