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Andrew Jenks, Room 335 (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 January 2008 (USA)
At 19 years old, Andrew Jenks moved into an assisted living facility in Florida with two friends in order to document life there and to glean what lessons he could from the senior ... See full summary »

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At 19 years old, Andrew Jenks moved into an assisted living facility in Florida with two friends in order to document life there and to glean what lessons he could from the senior population. In turns moving, hilarious and disturbing, this documentary should be required viewing for every young adult with aging parents.

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Welcome to assisted living.

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You Must See This Incredible Film!!!
16 February 2006 | by mambo771975See all my reviews

I had the good fortune to see this documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. I cannot recall seeing a more human film. Quite simply it is beautiful and inspiring.

19 year-old Andrew Jenks decided to spend 6 weeks living in a assisted living facility in Florida. There, he and his two friends (and fellow filmmakers, Jonah Q. Pettigrew & Will Godel)recorded their experiences there, building relationships with people 4 and 5 times their ages. Incredible people, all with great strengths and flaws hidden within aging and failing bodies. You will become so enamored of the residents, that you'll feel that you know them.

The magic of this film is that there are no walls between the filmmakers and their subjects and neither is there any barrier between the audience and the film itself.

These young men made this film with respect, humor and dignity and it is so inspiring to see these courageous guys knock down the walls between generations and bring out the humanity of these all but forgotten seniors. It brought to mind the John Prine song, "Hello in There". This movie succeeds in breaking barriers between generations and you'll never look at old age in the same way again.

Do yourself a favor and see this very human, and very inspiring film!!!


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15 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA

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$9,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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