Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ralph Arlyck rambles the New England country roads near his farm, asking life’s big questions of his friends and neighbors. Like him, most are of an age when considering what comes next may be a sobering prospect. If ever there was a joyous film about aging, about looking back and looking ahead, I LIKE IT HERE is it. Arlyck dives in with elan, and whether he’s celebrating the complexities of family, exploring his Jewish heritage, or revisiting the disputed story of the time he lost his virginity with a long-ago girlfriend, the seasons of life and the sumptuous seasons of nature merge with ample humor, thankfulness, and a heaping helping of wisdom.
“Warm, witty, loose, discursive…a beautiful meditation on mortality.”–John Fink, The Film Stage
“If showcasing the essence of humanity is the goal, then Arlyck’s documentary fits the criteria…flourishingly bittersweet and existential.”—Alisyn Amant, Tone