|Visions of Utopia (part 2) documentary world premiere in Berkeley this Tuesday||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc3-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 16:37:13 -0700 (PDT)|
An invitation to Bay Area cooperatistas, ecovillagers, cohousers and community seekers: Could Intentional Community be in your future? Curious about what's out there? East Bay Cohousing invites you to this DVD world premiere, a benefit for Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC). Bring your friends, and explore the dream and reality of community with us! Tuesday May 5, in Berkeley --- DVD World Premiere of Visions of Utopia: part two Intentional Communities: Today's Social Experiments A Documentary by Geoph Kozeny (1950-2007) shown with optional dinner beforehand and discussion afterwards with Producer Laird Schaub and current and former members of some communities featured in the video, along with friends of Geoph and local community organizers. Today many people are looking for ways to bring more community into their lives. Ordinary people with extraordinary visions tell their stories of living and working together to build a better world. This two-part full-length color documentary, completed in February '09 after Geoph's death, was over a decade in the making. Part 2 offers an inside look at 11 different intentional communities; see how they are designed and hear community members tell their own stories. Visions of Utopia highlights an urban retrofit cohousing neighborhood, a rural farming cooperative, an income-sharing commune, limited-equity cooperative, an EcoVillage, a non-residential community, a remote permaculture enclave, and more. See The Farm Community, N Street Cohousing (Davis, CA), Ganas, Sandhill Farm, Goodenough Community, Catholic Worker House and more. Producer Laird Schaub, Executive Secretary of Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) will be on hand to answer questions about the film and the movement. Copies of Visions of Utopia, Communities magazine, the Communities Directory, and other cohousing- and community-related books will be available for purchase. Schedule: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 5:30 PM: Dinner Social/FIC fundraiser (RSVP requested; pizza and drinks for sale) 7 PM- 9PM: Film Showing (open to all, $10 suggested donation) 9 PM-9:30 PM: Discussion and Networking Berkeley's Historic Hillside Club , 2286 Cedar @ Arch in North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto: www.hillsideclub.org Net proceeds will benefit Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), the national nonprofit supporting community development. http://www.ic.org/ Hosted by Cohousing Coaches Raines Cohen (FIC boardmember and Audacious Aging co-author) and Betsy Morris East Bay Cohousing (EBCOHO) http://www.ebcoho.org (510) 868-1627 Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested in community living options. Join our EBCOHO MeetUp group for invitations to our ongoing tours, talks and trainings related to planning sustainable communities, cohousing, and cooperative living, including community openings, and new groups in formation.
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