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One Big Home

Wednesday February 15 | 7:00pm
Casino Theatre

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community event

7:00PM - Film, followed by conversation with Thomas Bena (director), Tobias Vanderhoop (member of the Wampanoag Tribe & film subject), & Chuck Allott (executive director of Aquidneck Land Trust)

"Everyone needs to see this film."
​– Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer prize-winning author

"It's a great film, well made and constructed, one that Thomas should be proud of making."
​– Rory Kennedy, director, Last Days in VietnamEthel

“Opened my eyes...”
– Doug Liman, director, The Bourne Identity

“A wonderful, moving, important film.”
– Laurie David, producer, An Inconvenient Truth

“It’s a great film, well made and constructed...”
– Rory Kennedy, director, Last Days in Vietnam, Ethel

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 under-stand 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.

Run time: 88 minutes
Director(s): Thomas Bena
Producer(s): James Holland