Present Perfect explores the very real experience of aging in America- both growing up, and growing old. It was filmed in a preschool housed completely within a retirement home, powerfully capturing the subtleties and complexities of the young children’s interactions with the elderly residents, while challenging us to consider what we’re doing- and what we’re not- to prepare future generations for what’s to come. What value does a person have to others throughout their life? Are we asking for the right contributions from each other? How do we measure and define a successful life?While this film doesn’t shy away from confronting some difficult realities, it is ultimately a life-affirming story of hope and human connection.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Having a daycare in a nursing home. Why has no one else thought of this? It’s a win win situation.