Doors: 7:30 PM
Screening: 8:00 PM
Q&A with filmmakers Thomas Bena and James Holland after the screening
“Intelligent and thoughtful throughout, One Big Home starts out with bias and ends up with one of the fairest assessments of a complex cultural issue seen on our screens in recent years.” – Eye For Film (UK)
A COMMUNITY DETERMINES ITS OWN DESTINY
Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.
Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.
“The compelling set of issues, ironies, and controversies it raises are relevant to cities, towns, and villages all over the world.” — Alan Berliner, director of Nobody’s Business and Wide Awake
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Beacon Film Society programs a mix of recent films and underappreciated classics. We often have informal and lively conversations afterward with the filmmakers. And there’s time before and after the film to hang out with other people who love movies. To find out about future screenings, sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook.
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Wed, May 3, 2017
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
291 Main Street, Beacon, NY
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