The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 83 minutes
The Villages, Florida is the largest retirement community in America, home to 130,000 residents. Retirees flock to the property’s palm tree-lined streets, picturesque lawns, and sparkling pools in search of a fun, carefree retirement. The residence is a bustling, self-contained “city” with grocery stores, beauty salons, bars, and restaurants that create an insular world of parties and activities. Still, this fantasyland can’t shield residents from the nuances of day-to-day life. SOME KIND OF HEAVEN follows four residents as they navigate life in The Villages. Recently widowed, Barbara grapples with dating again. Married couple, Reggie and Anne, find their 47-year marriage increasingly strained. Ladies’ man, Dennis, is on the prowl to improve his station in life. Each resident was attracted to The Villages’ advertised lifestyle. Despite the picture-perfect experience promoted, their lives remain imperfect and challenging. But they try to live their later days to the fullest. World Premiering at Sundance 2020, the documentary pulls back the curtain on a perceived paradise and shows us that, despite retirement, life doesn’t slow down. — R.R.
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 2:20 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 6:20 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
Ad Hoc Docs Competition