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While the philosophy of “more is better” has been key to American economic success for the past 50 years, we now find ourselves backed into an isolated corner — where our devices, celebrity entertainment, dream homes and wealth aren’t making us any happier.

“A Small Good Thing” explores how the American Dream has reached its end and how for most of us, greater material wealth and upward mobility are no longer possible. To find out what is taking its place, this feature documentary follows six people in one community who have recast their lives so they can live with a sense of meaning.

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    "A Small Good Thing" at the Downtown Yoga Festival

    When: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 02:15 PM
    Where: The Leonardo Museum Auditorium in Salt Lake City, UT

    Spend Memorial Day Weekend enjoying yoga, local food, and a documentary about happiness! Join us on May 29th for a day of yoga and a screening of A Small Good Thing at the Downtown Yoga Festival in Salt Lake City, UT!

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    Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:15pm

    The Leonardo Museum, 3rd Floor Auditorium
    209 East 500 S Salt Lake City, UT 84111

    Tickets: Day Passes for the Downtown Yoga Festival can be purchased here.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720296991580736/

     

    "A Small Good Thing" by Pamela Tanner Boll (2015, 71 min.) While the philosophy of “more is better” has been key to American economic success for the past 50 years, we now find ourselves backed into an isolated corner—where our devices, celebrity entertainment, dream homes and wealth aren’t making us any happier. "A Small Good Thing" explores how the American Dream has reached its end and how for most of us, greater material wealth and upward mobility are no longer possible. To find out what is taking its place, this feature documentary follows six people in one community who have recast their lives so they can live with a sense of meaning—more connected to themselves, the natural world, and the greater good. 

     

    pam.pngPamela Tanner Boll, an artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist, is the Director of Who Does She Think She Is?, a film about five artists who are mothers. She is the Co-Executive Producer of Academy Award-winning Born into Brothels, and the Executive Producer of eight documentaries: ConnectedIn a Dream,Our Summer in TehranStrange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic FieldsLiving in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without BorderShe’s Beautiful When She’s AngryClose to the FireandE-Team.

     

     

      

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    Downtown Yoga Festival is a yoga event for the community to experience a healthy lifestyle, peace, and happiness through yoga. Together we will celebrate the healing effects of yoga with a variety of yoga classes, workshops, and seminars for all skill levels and ages. Come and experience a more healthy way of eating through raw, vegan, and Ayurvedic cooking classes, or simply enjoy a variety of our delicious food options. Let your inner bliss shine while dancing and enjoying the live music of our talented musicians. This festival will bring the community together in a celebration of life through a unique program incorporating experienced yoga instructors, musicians, chefs, and local businesses.

     

    "A Small Good Thing" at The Fenn School

    When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 06:30 PM
    Where: The Fenn School in Concord, MA

    Join us on May 31st for a screening of A Small Good Thing at The Fenn School in Concord, MA! The film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Pamela Tanner Boll. 

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2016, 6:30pm

    The Fenn School
    516 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742

    Tickets: This event is free, but registration is required 

     

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    "A Small Good Thing" by Pamela Tanner Boll (2015, 71 min.) While the philosophy of “more is better” has been key to American economic success for the past 50 years, we now find ourselves backed into an isolated corner—where our devices, celebrity entertainment, dream homes and wealth aren’t making us any happier. "A Small Good Thing" explores how the American Dream has reached its end and how for most of us, greater material wealth and upward mobility are no longer possible. To find out what is taking its place, this feature documentary follows six people in one community who have recast their lives so they can live with a sense of meaning—more connected to themselves, the natural world, and the greater good. 


    pam.pngPamela Tanner Boll
    , an artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist, is the Director of Who Does She Think She Is?, a film about five artists who are mothers. She is the Co-Executive Producer of Academy Award-winning Born into Brothels, and the Executive Producer of eight documentaries: ConnectedIn a Dream,Our Summer in TehranStrange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic FieldsLiving in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without BorderShe’s Beautiful When She’s AngryClose to the FireandE-Team.

     

     

    fenn_school.pngThe Fenn School in Concord, Massachusetts, is dedicated to meeting the academic, athletic, artistic, and social needs of boys as they grow from children to young adults in grades 4-9. Founded in 1929 as a single-sex private school, Fenn teaches the core values of honesty, empathy, respect, and courage.

     

     

     

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