A Small Good Thing opens at Boedecker October 11
Boulder resident and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll explores these questions in her new documentary film, A Small Good Thing, screening at the Boedecker Theater at The Dairy Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
The feature-length film, which recently won Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival, tells the stories of people moving away from the philosophy that “more is better.” It centers on a more holistic concept of well-being − one based on a close connection to themselves, the natural world, and to the greater good.
Produced by Mystic Artists, the film was shot on location in various communities throughout the Berkshires region of Massachusetts. The film follows innovative farmer Sean Stanton, social work student Tim Durrin and yoga teacher Mark Gerow, whose earlier careers in the armed forces have now shifted to service of a different kind; Jen and Pete Salinetti, a college-educated couple with two small children who have chosen to be farmers as a way to connect with their community; and Shirley Edgerton, a community activist and founder of both the Youth Alive Step Team and the Women of Color Giving Circle.
The film is directed by Boll, who co-executive produced the Academy Award®-winning 2004 film Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids. With this new film, she partners with producers, and long-time associates, Paula Kirk and Kerthy Fix. Additionally, the film was edited by Boulder filmmaker T.C. Johnstone, who also directed the acclaimed 2012 film Rising From Ashes. Boll is an artist, filmmaker, writer, activist, and the Executive Producer of ten additional documentaries.
“A Small Good Thing does not pretend to have all the answers,” said Boll. “However, the film asks whether we can change our larger goals as a nation and learn from the rest of the world about the small truths that are the sources of human happiness. I’m so happy to be bringing the film to my adopted hometown of Boulder for these screenings.”
The film screens at 4:30 PM & 7:00 PM at the Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302 on Sunday, October 11, 2015.