Why the New York Times Is Getting Into the Documentary Films Business (Exclusive)

Why the New York Times Is Getting Into the Documentary Films Business (Exclusive)
Lance Oppenheim didn’t set out to make an 83-minute documentary when he started chronicling a group of senior citizens living in a retirement community in central Florida. But after 18 months and hundreds of hours of footage, he began to see the outline of his first feature-length film, “Some Kind of Heaven,” which premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

“I think the movie could have been so many different things,” says Oppenheim, who is 23 and has directed six short films. “I wanted to push the movie in a certain direction, away from the more informational. I wanted to make it something that was much more about how in life’s final chapters, things aren’t resolved.”

Instead of urging him to think tidier — and perhaps more commercially — one of the film’s producers, Kathleen Lingo, supported that vision. But she doesn’t work at a movie production company or a TV network.
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