WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE and TREES FOR THE FUTURE
cordially invite you to help us celebrate the Summer Solstice at Green Screen: Reception and Showing of the film “Tiny”
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SATURDAY 14 JUNE @ 7:00 PM GOETHE-INSTITUT
812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC / MAP
TINY: a story about living small
USA, 2013, color, 65 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller
Sound Designer: Elliot Thompson
Music: Timothy Cleary
What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. TINY is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, TINY invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small.
ADVANCED TICKET REQUIRED ($15)
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ABOUT MERETE MUELLER
Merete is a writer and multimedia project manager. With a special interest in issues of environmental sustainability and living “close to the bone,” she’s worked with environmental journalist Simran Sethi, as Managing Editor of elephant journal, and as a project manager at a slow food travel organization and a mobile app software company. “Home” for Merete is some combination of Boston, where she grew up, Maine, where she spent childhood summers, and Boulder, Colorado, where she currently lives.
ABOUT TREES FOR THE FUTURE
Trees for the Future was founded in 1989, and since then we’ve planted over 100 million trees around the world and helped tens of thousands of people plant their way out of poverty. We don’t just plant trees for their ecological and environmental benefits, but to benefit people in need. We are experts in agro-forestry, which combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Learn more at TREES.org.