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An American documentarian for more than 50 years, Ralph Arlyck, at age 82, has created one of his most personal films. A clear-eyed meditation on the reality and surprising beauties of aging, I Like It Here finds the filmmaker reflecting on his life with discursive wit and composure while spending time with friends and lovers, neighbors and colleagues, children and grandchildren. As Ralph reckons with the physical and emotional obstacles of growing old, he also considers the tranquility and pleasure that can come with moving into one’s final years. Threaded through with wistfulness rather than sadness or regret, situating the filmmaker within the natural beauty of his upstate farm, this is an eloquent cinematic statement about finding inner peace and accepting life in all its joys and challenges.


Closed captions for this film were made possible with the generous support of the Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Southeast US Premiere
  • Director
    Ralph Arlyck
  • Screenwriter
    Ralph Arlyck
  • Cast
    Erno Szemes, Lou Ambrico, Steve Leiber, Linda Chase
  • Cinematographer
    Ralph Arlyck
  • Editor
    Emmet Dotan