Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things

Matt D'Avella/2016/79 min/Waste

FILM DESCRIPTION: How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

Tuesday, February 21, 7-9 p.m. [North]
Loyola University, Damen Student Center, 6511 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago
Join us for a post-film discussion with Dr. Daniel S. Amick, the Associate Dean, Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University. Hear from Steve Ediger about living in an intentional community, and others who embody the principles of simplicity, improved community, and repurposing/reducing the downstream effects of high levels of consumerism. Light refreshments will be served. Older children and teens welcome.


Saturday, March 4, 7-9 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison St., River Forest
Arrive early to purchase refreshments. Engage in post-film discussion about what minimalism and minimizing could look like. Learn about related, concrete actions from local groups, including the Sugar Beet Food Coop (good food movement), and investing in the things you really care about through Joe O'Krepky of Edward Jones' Socially Responsible Investments funds. Older children + teens encouraged to attend!