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Special Events: Spring 2018
One Big Home

June 2 at 3:00
East Building Auditorium

Thomas Bena in person

On Martha’s Vineyard in recent years the number of outsized homes has been on the rise — endangering, for many, the island’s unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home is constructed as a diary, a film chronicle documenting this new trend. Thomas Bena is a carpenter and self-taught filmmaker who has lived on the island for decades. At various stages in the film, he turns to his own house-rebuilding project, and his debates about whether to tear down or restore provide some of the film’s more surprising views. Assorted local people become his interview subjects, and most are remarkably blunt on the topic of architecture, zoning, and renovation. (Thomas Bena, 2016, 88 minutes)

courtesy Thomas Bena

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