UK Premiere
United States | 2019 | 81 mins
Documentary Feature

Directed by Lance Oppenheim


A Floridian garden of earthly delights and its discontents, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN follows retirees newly arrived at the fountain of youth. At The Villages, often called the “Disneyland for Retirees,” a married couple, a widow, and a bachelor search for Eden and a second bite at the apple, only to discover each of the deadly sins out on full display. From synchronized swimming to pickleball, the good life is waiting, as well as a discounted funeral package now at a new, lower price. A film that reminds us that we all leave this Earth the way we came.


Directors: Lance Oppenheim
Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Kathleen Lingo, Pacho Velez, Melissa Oppenheim, Lance Oppenheim, Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman
Executive Producer: Jeff Orlowski


Additional info

Country: United States
Year: 2019
Language: English
Length: 81 minutes

Screening schedule

This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 1 until 7 December 2020.

Early booking recommended. This feature has a limited number of views available.

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Festivals and Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2020
Miami Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival

About the Director

Lance Oppenheim is a 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. Lance graduated from Harvard University’s Visual and Environmental Studies program in 2019. His first feature, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.