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A Small Good Thing (2016)

A Small Good Thing
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,196Details
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The stories of six people moving away from a philosophy of “more is better” toward a more holistic conception of well-being — one based on a close connection to themselves, their families, the natural world, and to the greater good. For the longest time, we’ve been living as though the more we have - the more money, the more goods, the more territory—the happier we’ll be. Surprisingly, over the last fifty years as our standard of living has improved, our happiness has not. It examines how our ideal of the American Dream has come to the end of its promise. The film tells the stories of people moving away from a philosophy of “more is better” and toward a more holistic conception of happiness — one based on a close connection to their bodies and health, to the natural world, and to the greater good.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,601-15,700) 15,659 $1,196
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 21,401-21,500) 21,432 $1,196
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,673 $1,196

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: December 20th, 2016 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 73 minutes
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Keywords: Compilations, Life on a Farm, Addiction
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Mystic Artists
Production Countries: Rwanda,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Tim Durrin    Himself
Jen Salinetti    Herself
Peter Salinetti    Himself
Sean Stanton    Himself
Mark Gerow    Himself
Shirley Edgerton    Herself


Bill McKibben    Himself/Author/Environmentalist, Founder
Jeremy Rifkin    Himself/Founder/President, The Foundation on Economic Trends
Dacher Keltner    Himself/Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Founder, Greater Good Science Center
Stephen Cope    Himself/Founder/Director, Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

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Production and Technical Credits

Will Dunning    Consulting Producer
Michelle Seligson    Consulting Producer
Paula Kirk    Producer
Kerthy Fix    Producer
Pamela Tanner Boll    Executive Producer
Gary Henoch    Director of Photography
T.C. Johnstone    Editor
Nancy C. Kennedy*    Editor
Lillie Zuck    Associate Editor
Joshua Myers    Composer

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