A Small Good Thing


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Sun, Nov 27, 2016 5:30 PM
71 min
Film Info
Series:Mindful Movies
Run Time:71 min
Release Year:2015
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Pamela Tanner Boll


The Roxy Theater is pleased to bring you Mindful Movies, a continued series of films that make us aware of our thoughts, emotions and our experiences.

A Small Good Thing
What makes up a happy life? For the longest time, we've been living as though the more we have-the more money, the more goods, the more territory-the happier we'll be. Surprisingly, over the last fifty years our standard of living has improved, but our happiness has not. "A Small Good Thing" follows three main stories - Jen and Pete, an idealistic, young couple who have just purchased land to farm, Tim, an Iraqi vet who uses yoga and cycling to keep addictions at bay, and Shirley, a community organizer who works with urban youth in a city overwhelmed by heroin addiction and blight. Over the course of a year, the film follows them through the inevitable ups and downs of life. To gain insight into the lives of Jen, Pete, Tim and Shirley, the film looks at the science behind our need to be in community and near nature - that it's crucial to human well-being, not some luxury to be reserved for vacations