Andrew Jenks, Room 335

Andrew Jenks, Room 335

Byr Andrew Jenks

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2008-01-15
  • Rate: NR
  • Lenght: 1h 27min
  • Director: Andrew Jenks
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
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10
From 1 Certification

Description

After rallying several times, Dotty returns to the hospital for good. In an extremely moving moment, Jenks prays over her listless figure in the hospital bed and Dotty weakly raises her hands in prayer, telling him, "Thank you." Throughout Jenks' stay, he sees these and other inhabitants of Harbor Place through their ups and downs, getting to know them as individuals, not stereotypes. As their friend and confidant, he comes to realize that the friendship and interaction he can offer as a younger person are as valuable to the residents as their goodwill and life lessons are to him. Concludes Jenks, "We're all gonna grow old at some point. Does this mean we're going to be neglected too? Despite their old age and declining health, people like Bill and Tammy still have love and wisdom to give to society. I really didn't know what to expect when I arrived at Harbor Place, but I found it to be a world of incredible passion, a world with friends that I will never forget." What started as a simple, low-budget documentary turned into an international hit. ANDREW JENKS, ROOM 335, went on to win top prizes at a number of domestic and international film festivals. The film has premiered in theaters and on television around the world. HBO released the film domestically in January 2008 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. The Daily News said ‘It's almost impossible to believe that a kid could produce a documentary like this. It's a gorgeous, hilarious, sad, wonderful, unblinking look at the joy of life - even at the end of it… Bravo, Andrew Jenks. Brilliant.’ The New York Times said ‘Jenks takes his camera into a world that is usually invisible and shines a light on a population that many of us would just as soon forget.’

Reviews

  • Seven years later

    5
    By ryhaas
    I remember this at the Woodstock film festival. I think it was either '06 or '07. I only lived there for a year and a half. I was moved in so many directions emotionally in that hour and a half; I don't think I had experienced or will again experience such a complete possession of my psyche from a film.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Kendallxo
    I think I just fell even more in love with Andrew Jenks! All of those boys were so sweet, and caring about those people. Makes me wonder how it will be when I get that age. Loved the film. :)
  • Thoughtful

    5
    By Nihlenfeldt
    This movie opened my eyes about options for my own parents in their old age. The first film I have ever seen about this topic, it made no one the villain, but presented a real experience. I fell in love with the residents and with the film crew, both equally wise in their own ways, in their own generations.
  • Special

    5
    By sarawileyxo
    Room 335 touched my heart and made me cry, but not completely due to the residents, or the storyline. Andrew Jenks is touching the lives of so many people with the films and documentaries he makes. Anyone can come up with a good idea and carry through with it, but to have the same amount of love that Andrew has for everyone he meets in his journeys, is truly unique. Andrew is a very special man and I'm glad the people he met could touch his life as much as he's touched mine. Room 335 is heartbreakingly beautiful, and Andrew, if you're reading this, you're not just this boring guy who doesn't have anything to offer.. sometimes you have to stop looking at the rest of the world and look at yourself. To everyone: Watch this film. You won't regret it, and maybe you'll learn something. I did.
  • Amazayn

    5
    By Followme90
    It was a fantastical movie.

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