I LIKE IT HERE...
2022, 88 min
People talk or laugh about aging, its irritations and relentless progression, but rarely confront the reality of dying or being left alone. Nor do they consider the lightness and calmness that can come when the race seems not so crucial. I LIKE IT HERE is about all those things and, finally, about the pleasures of being alive. A figurehead of American independent documentary film, Ralph Arlyck 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.
Ralph Arlyck on the Passing of Time, Having No Regrets, Staying Independent Tara Karijica, Variety
making peace with the physical and emotional obstacles of growing old, and pondering on the serenity and fulfilment that come with entering one’s final years
Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
Deep and meaningful
I Like It Here is a Captivating Present-Day Meditation on the Past John Fink, The Film Stage
I Like It Here is a beautiful meditation on mortality