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    At the age of 27, I already feel old. This is silliness, I know, but it has something to do with being a parent and watching the weirdly fast progression of technology. I’ve lived some life, had some interesting things happen, but have not yet really made any sort of lasting mark upon the world. Yet I think about the idea of one day being old – and that thought isn’t as bothersome as the idea of being put in a nursing home or being unable to care for myself. Imagine living a long, full life, and at the end of it having to live out the rest in a place where not much happens and you may very well not be the one responsible for doing your own, um, wiping. I imagine wanting to escape (if limber enough, of course).

    This is the subject of today’s topic: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared, a film by Felix Herngren based on the acclaimed Swedish novel by Jonas Jonasson. Robert Gustafsson plays Allan Karlsson, the titular character who has lived quite an eventful life having become a part of history to a Forrest Gump-like extent. Now in a nursing home, he escapes for one last hurrah, a suitcase full of cash in tow and the irate owner of said suitcase hot on his tail.

    The 100-Year-Old Man opens at Village 8 today, Friday June 5, as the most recent installment in the Louisville Exclusives series, accommodating limited-run film releases for your viewing pleasure. The film will run for about a week (subject to change). Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. For complete details, see the Village 8 website.

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    About Allan Day

    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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