One Big Home


Studio Theater Thu, Feb 2, 2017 5:00 PM
Run Time:1h 56 min
Category:Special Screenings


A Give bACK screening to benefit Nantucket Preservation Trust and Housing Nantucket

Trophy homes threaten the unique character of Nantucket – much like Martha’s Vineyard – where the film is made. Ten, fifteen, even twenty-thousand-square-foot houses are going up around the island. Not only do these mansions stand in stark contrast to traditional cottages, most sit empty for ten months a year, yet are heated year round. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, carpenter and MVFF founder Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against tired clichés, angry homeowners, and builders who would rather look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to create a new bylaw that would limit house size.

Join us for a special screening of One Big Home followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Thomas Bena, as well as local housing and preservation advocates including Tucker Holland (Town of Nantucket, Independent Housing Consultant), Michael May (Nantucket Preservation Trust), Cormac Collier (Executive Director, Nantucket Land Council) and Anne Kuszpa (Director, Housing Nantucket).

A portion of each ticket sold will go back to the Nantucket Preservation Trust and Housing Nantucket.