PETER BROOK: THE TIGHTROPE, 'TINY' and WHAT'S IN A NAME Out on DVD, 6/3
First Run Features has announced its June 3 releases, including PETER BROOK: THE TIGHTROPE, TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL and WHAT'S IN A NAME? Details below!
PETER BROOK: THE TIGHTROPE
83 minutes, documentary, color, English & French w/ English subtitles, 2013
A film by Simon Brook
Bonus Features • Photo Gallery • Bonus video: A Balancing Act: Interviews with the Actors • French and Spanish subtitle option
Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, 'the Tightrope,' that evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that revitalizes the theatrical experience for actor and audience alike. In this unique film, director Simon Brook - Peter's son - reveals how 'the Tightrope' works its dramatic alchemy.
• 2014 Theatrical Release
UPC: 7-20229-91597-7 | Catalog #: FRF 915977D | SRP: $27.95 | Street Date: June 3
TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL
62 minutes, documentary, color, 2013
A film by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
Bonus Features • Interview with Filmmakers • Behind the Scenes • Bonus Scenes & Shorts
After a decade of travel, Christopher Smith approaches his 30th birthday and decides it's time to plant some roots. He impulsively buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a home in the mountains of Colorado. With the support of his girlfriend, Merete, he sets out to build a Tiny House from scratch despite having no construction experience.
From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet in recent years, many are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed "Tiny Housers" live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. TINY takes us inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners' stories and the design innovations that make them work.
TINY is a coming-of-age story not only for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied-down than ever, but also for a society that is redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, TINY invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small.