July First Friday Film Series: A Small Good Thing

July 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, July 6th at 7:00 pm, LandCare presents the film A Small Good Thing.

We’ve sought ease, comfort and wealth – but are people happier with more money? What is the science behind a good life? Following several people over a typical year, A Small Good Thing looks at the simple sources of human happiness.

What makes up a happy life? For the longest time, we’ve been living as though the more we have the happier we’ll be. Surprisingly, over the last fifty years, our standard of living has improved, but our happiness has not. A Small Good Thing follows three main stories – Jen and Pete, an idealistic, young couple who have just purchased land to farm, Tim, an Iraqi vet who uses yoga and cycling to keep addictions at bay, and Shirley, a community organizer who works with urban youth in a city overwhelmed by heroin addiction and blight. Over the course of a year, the film follows them through the inevitable ups and downs of life. To gain insight into the lives of Jen, Pete, Tim and Shirley, the film looks at the science behind our need to be in community and near nature – that it’s crucial to human well-being, not some luxury to be reserved for vacations.

The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterward.  Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax.