Distributor:  Kartemquin Films
Length:  80 minutes
Date:  1966
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Black and White
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Home For Life

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The experiences of two elderly people in their first month at a home for the aged.

Home For Life

Home for Life depicts the experiences of two elderly people in their first month at a home for the aged. One is a woman whose struggle to remain useful in her son and daughter-in-law's home is no longer appreciated. The other is a widower, without a family, who suddenly realizes he can no longer take care of himself. The film offers an unblinking look at the feelings of the two new residents in their encounters with other residents, medical staff, social workers, psychiatrists and family. A touching, sometimes painfully honest dramatic experience, it is valuable for in-service staff training, and for all other audiences both professional and non-professional, interested in the problems of the aged. Restored in 2007 thanks to a prestigious National Film Preservation Foundation grant.

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Chicago Award Chicago International Film Festival


Main credits

Temaner, Gerald (Producer)
Temaner, Gerald (Director)
Quinn, Gordon (Cinematographer)
Quinn, Gordon (Film editor)

Other credits

Photographer, Gordon Quinn; editor, Gordon Quinn.

Distributor credits

Gerald Temaner Gordon Quinn
Gerald Temaner Gordon Quinn

Docuseek2 subjects

Longterm Care
Social Psychology

Distributor subjects

Health Issues
U.S. History


Kartemquin Films; Politics; Religion; Education; Human Rights; War/Anti-War; "Home For Life"; Kartemquin Films;

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