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Trailer


Trailer


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, 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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Screenings


Screenings


UPCOMING SCREENINGS


Chatham, Massachusetts
Chatham Orpheum Theater (637 Main Street, Chatham, MA)
Director Thomas Bena will be present for post-film discussion
The screening is a fundraiser for Protect Our Past, a not-for-profit organization working to save historic properties in Chatham

September 21, 2019, 9:30 AM


Niantic, Connecticut
Niantic Cinemas (279 Main St, Niantic, CT)
Mystic Film Festival
Discussion to follow with Director Thomas Bena

Saturday, October 5th, 4 pm

Acclaim


Acclaim



“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