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Some Kind of Heaven


About the Screening


Film Synopsis

Some Kind of Heaven explores life inside the palm-tree-lined streets of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community in Florida. 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.

Digital conversation with Director/Producer Lance Oppenheim, moderated by Anne Thompson, Editor at Large at IndieWireClosed-captioned and ASL interpreted.

Panelist Bio

Lance Oppenheim, Director/Producer

Lance Oppenheim is an award-winning filmmaker from South Florida. His films explore the lives of people who create homes in unconventional spaces and places. He was a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow, one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2019, and is the youngest contributor to The New York Times Op-Docs. His work has been screened at film festivals across the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam, Tribeca Film Festival, True/False. His work has been featured at The Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian, and distributed online by The New York Times (as three Op-Docs) and The Atlantic. Lance graduated from Harvard University’s Visual and Environmental Studies program in May 2019. His first feature, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, will premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Director(s): Lance Oppenheim
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Producer(s): Darren Aronofsky, Kathleen Lingo, Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman, Melissa Oppenheim Lano, Pacho Velez, Lance Oppenheim