A Give bACK screening to benefit Nantucket Preservation Trust and Housing Nantucket
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.
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).
portion of each ticket sold will go back to the Nantucket Preservation Trust
and Housing Nantucket.