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Part video diary and part social experiment, aspiring young filmmaker Andrew Jenks documentary covers the 36 days he spent living among the elderly residents of the Harbor Place assisted living facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. During his residency, the 19-year-old director befriends and bonds with many of his subjects, including sprightly 95-year-old Tammy Signorile, cantankerous Libby Smith, and affable 80-year-old Bill Delarm (including a tour of his extensive Hawaiian shirt collection). Jenks identifies with and was therefore able to fit in with the elderly residents societys outsiders and outcasts. When the filmmakers depart at the end of their project, both profilers and subjects have been changed by the encounter. Insightful and frequently very funny, the film manages to avoid being a stunt, instead offering a unique and thought-provoking look at how our society marginalizes its seniors, and will leave viewers wondering if there isnt a better way. 90 mins. In attendance: director Andrew Jenks.
Presented in partnership with the Institute for Interesting People.
--USA FILM FESTIVAL, dallas texas