The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
with filmmaker Elliot Greenebaum
Grand Jury Prize Slamdance Film Fest
Tip of the Week! "Assisted Living is an audacious work of hope, compassion and grace, with a lovely ending. There is life unto death and hope for idiosyncratic regional filmmaking." -Newcity Chicago
½ "The mix of documentary and dramatic elements here is beautifully handled and the entire film has a joyous blend of creativity and compassion...Assisted Living is a real discovery." -Chicago Tribune
"Beautifully shot" -Film Threat
Assisted Living tells the story of a nursing home janitor who spends his days getting high and enjoying the surrealism of resident life. His detachment from his surroundings is compromised only by his unlikely friendship with Mrs. Pearlman, whose degeneration is marked by an escalating preoccupation with the climate in Australia. Shot and staged completely within a real nursing home, Assisted Living gains much of its unique documentary effect and style from the participation of actual residents.
Directed by Eliot Greenebaum, U.S.A., 2003, 35mm, 77 mins.
Filmmaker Elliot Greenebaum will be at Facets in-person for a Q&A after all screenings on Fri-Sat., March 25-26.