Two films about living deliberately

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BRATTLEBORO >> Two films about living deliberately and simply will be presented by donation at the Latchis Theatre this Saturday at 4 p.m., as a prelude the upcoming Tiny House Festival in Brattleboro.

Saturday's film program include's "Tiny,: A Story About Living Small," an award-winning documentary about by Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller which recounts Smith's attempt to build a tiny house and stronger roots and connections. "Tiny" looks at Smith's process and those of six other "Tiny Housers" as they redefine their priorities in the face of changing financial and environmental climates. The Hot Docs Film Festival called it "powerfully realized compact, economic and elegant, a fitting testament to the spirit of the tiny house movement." "Tony" runs an hour and six minutes.

The other film is "Living The Good Life with Helen and Scott Nearing" by John Hoskyn-Abrahall, a 1977 film capturing the "parents of the back-to-earth movement" in their daily life at Forest Farm, the Maine homestead where they lived deliberately, denouncing all forms of exploitation, growing their own food, and hand-building their own stone house. The film runs 30 minutes.

Admission to the films is by donation, and proceeds benefit the Tiny House Festival and Latchis Arts.

The Tiny House Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Flat Street in Brattleboro. Learn from experts on tiny houses, the tiny house lifestyle, green construction, off-grid technologies, zoning issues and more, and have a lot of fun doing it. The event also includes a dance party from 8 to 10 p.m. Festival passes are $30. For more information on the festival visit Facebook.com/tinyhousefestvermont or support the festival at indiegogo.com/projects/tiny-house-fest-vermont-countdown-green#

For more information on Saturday's films, visit latchisarts.org.


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