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, he 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.

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February 5, 2019, 7:45 AM

East Marion, New York
Hellenic Snack Bar
Sponsored by the Greenport Rotary Club of New York
Free breakfast and screening
Please call 501-944-9495 to RSVP by Feb 1

February 7, 2019, 6:30 PM

Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Triplex Cinema
Free Public Screening — There will be a panel discussion following the film with director Thomas Bena, film subject Chris Murphy, and CDC of South Berkshire Executive Director Tim Geller

Brewster, Massachusetts
Brewster Ladies’ Library
Presented by Brewster Community Network

February 10, 2019, 2 PM

West Tisbury, Massachusetts
West Tisbury Public Library

February 24, 2019, 3 PM

West Tisbury, Massachusetts
West Tisbury Public Library

March 30, 2019, 3 PM

Pocasset, Massachusetts
Pocasset Community Building
Free Public Screening — Director Thomas Bena will attend the screening

April 6, 2019, 3 PM



“A passionate and self-discerning film. It was like a novel that you’d written and put all of your life into. That gave it such weight...I loved it. It made me cry.”

– D.A. Pennebaker, director, Dont Look Back, The War Room

One Big Home is a remarkably moderate, grown-up piece of work which really stands out in the current climate and will give US cinemagoers something refreshingly different to engage with.”

– Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“Opened my eyes...”

– Doug Liman, director, Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow

“A wonderful, moving, important film.”

– Laurie David, producer, An Inconvenient Truth

One Big Home takes a nuanced look at America’s McMansion problem. The film is ultimately a thought-provoking one, offering viewers insights from multiple perspectives and an inside look at how one community decided together in determining its future.”

– Kimberley Mok, TreeHugger

“The compelling set of issues, ironies, and controversies it raises are relevant to cities, towns, and villages all over the world.”

– Alan Berliner, director, Nobody’s Business, Wide Awake

“Everyone needs to see this film.”

– Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author