A Small Good Thing (DVD)
Directed by Pamela Tanner Boll
Also Available On:iTunes Amazon Google Play Vudu Booking Inquiry
Writer Pamela Tanner Boll
This feature-length documentary is set in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires, long a destination for change-seekers, spiritual explorers, artists, and musicians seeking solace and stimulation amid the pastoral landscape — the perfect setting for a story about renewing personal and universal bonds. 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, community activist and founder of both the Youth Alive Step Team and the Women of Color Giving Circle. What these people share is a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a connection to themselves and the natural world.
DVD Extras Include:
“Happiness is tough to quantify; but the film is to be praised for trying to get its arms around it and us, gently, trusting us to respond.” -The Artery
"This award-winning documentary, “A Small Good Thing,” offers a few perspectives on happiness without pontificating.” -AXS
“An insightful look at the essence of happiness and begs the question, ‘Will having more make life better?’” -Examiner
“The movie is upbeat about people’s ability to change their own lives and improve the communities where they live, but without being saccharine or Polyanna-ish.” -Business for a Better World
“Open[ed] up my eyes to the fact that people actually CAN have a different lifestyle and be happy.” -Fab in Your 40s
"The values of a small community provide insight on how a balance between individualism and a sense of 'common cause and humanity' can contribute to a more satisfying life." -Art Fuse
RT' @Slant_Magazine': KILL, BABY...KILL! often plays out like Mario Bava’s answer to Lucino Visconti’s equally artificial, sensuous, and deli…
The powers of dark magic rule the night as a college campus turns into a nest of evil in chilling masterpiece of su…' https://t.co/3m2l1gKrKu'
RT' @joe_dante': Overbearing reporter Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin)’s supernatural beliefs ensured his outsider status in “The Night Stalker”…
RT' @TrailersFromHel': Overbearing reporter Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin)’s steadfast belief in the supernatural ensured his outsider status…
RT' @CinemaBandwagon': HUGE than you to' @BethesdaStudios' +' @Fallout' for one of the coolest #ReclamationDay parties we have ever had at the' @a…'
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': Tonight's Movie: THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1945) - A' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray Review' https://t.co/RoYlag684W'' @KLStudioClassic' M…
Our next #31DaysofHorror recommendation comes from our Director of Educational Sales Estelle Grosso (@estellevision…' https://t.co/U0fGubswSq'
RT' @StampShelley': Preview screenings from the @KinoLorber FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS set continue this weekend at the Gene Siskel @filmcente…
RT' @QuadCinema': "You’re in for something more artful, ethereal and, perhaps, pathological than a routine vampire skin flick." -@nytimes. Fi…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.