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I LIKE IT HERE Screening and Filmmaker Q+A

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Renowned documentary filmmaker Ralph Arlyck has never denied his urge to pick up a camera and document his life on film. Now, as he approaches his 80s, he delicately stitches this archive together to craft a compelling reflection on mortality, community, and the passage of time. Like having a conversation with an excellent interlocutor, his poignant visual essay meanders through a life well-lived, guiding us through portraits of Arlyck’s loved ones as he ponders the effects of aging and eventual death. Layers of time and connections unfold as footage shot across multiple decades interplay with each other, blurring he firm boundary between past and present. This gentle and personal film embraces the beauty of everyday life, reminding us of the simple pleasure of being alive. In every frame, he conveys how it feels to look back on your own life, to contemplate your place in an ever-changing world, and what to make of the time that remains.

Q+A with the Filmmaker and FilmColumbia’s Laurence Kardish
This lovely and deeply felt rumination on aging and living life to its fullest will be directly followed by a Q+A with Arlyck and FilmColumbia’s Co-Artistic and Co-Executive Director Laurence Kardish. The pair will discuss issues that often get left out of conversations about aging—like navigating isolation, fear of death or losing a partner, or simply what it feels like to contend with mortality at any age. Retirement communities and senior living facilities are encouraged to bring their residents to join this lively discussion to examine the ideas explored in his films.

To inquire about group bookings, contact Dawn Steward at or 518-392-3445.


April 27
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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(518) 392-3331
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Crandell Theatre
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