Next Year Jerusalem (2014)
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Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Choosing life in life's final chapter is the poignant subtext of this new powerful documentary, a lyrical portrait of eight nursing home residents who make a pilgrimage to Israel. Offered a seat on the bus for a 10-day tour, the viewer accompanies individuals with various personal theologies in and out of museums, crossing Israeli landscapes from mountains to desert. But Next Year Jerusalem is less a story about tourists in a foreign land than it is a meditation on the sanctity of human
May 16, 2014 Limited
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Sure, some of these dames and geezers are fun, and it's heartening to see them pushing themselves for what's likely their last expedition, yet Gaynes forgets that even schmaltz needs salt and pepper.
What elevates the film beyond a video scrapbook ... are the glimpses of the routines and slow rhythms of the nursing home before and after this adventure, laced with unspoken insights ...
Life can begin at 90 -- something which this appealing doc demonstrates with admirable humanity.
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