SCREENING #3

IS THERE COMMONS

WITHOUT COMMUNITY? 

NEVERLAND CINEMA

25-03-2019

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The third session takes a little narrative detour evolving around the question: Is there commons without community?

The evening will build up on the confrontation of the early communes of 70s in UK and nowadays Millennial inspired communal living boom.

"A Beautiful Way to Live"  (1971) is a TV documentary about life in a commune, featuring novelist Cressida Lindsay and Commune Movement pioneer Sarah Eno. It visits two communes that were prospering back at the time in UK; The first, is a gathering of artists who live at a former school and the second commune visited at The Old Rectory Farm. This documentary explores why people choose to live in these so-called alternative communities and questions weather is the desire to escape from the pressures and materialistic nature of twentieth century life or just romantic idealism, and as well offer a view on the problems with living in large groups.