The award-winning documentary, A Decent Home, which has been called “an intimate yet scathing” look at mobile home parks and the wealthy investors buying them up, is coming to the
Gunnison Valley for a special back-to-back community screening on December 7th and 8th.
Wednesday, December 7th at 6:45pm, The Majestic Theater in Crested Butte will host the first screening, with a panel of local Mobile Home Community residents, advocates and supporters for the local perspective, including an opportunity for Q&A from the audience. Thursday, December 8th, the screening will be at 6:45pm at the Gunnison Arts Center in Gunnison. This showing will offer Spanish interpretation and provide opportunities for residents living in MHCs in the valley to better understand their rights under Colorado’s updated Mobile Home Park Act.
Organización de Nuevas Esperanzas (ONE), a nonprofit formed to support residents of the Country Meadows mobile home park and their ongoing legal clash over the fate of their community, is hosting the community screenings with support from the Valley Housing Fund and Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority.
ONE is still raising funds to cover a $25,000 bond in their ongoing injunction against Ski Town Village, LLC, and will be accepting donations at each showing to help meet that bond amount. The Valley Housing Fund and Williford Housing have graciously committed to matching up to a combined $3,000 in donations received during the screenings to help ONE meet their fundraising goals. Any funds collected in excess will be used to pay for ongoing legal expenses involved in this injunction.
Director Sara Terry, a Sundance Documentary Fellow, spent nearly seven years making this film, which examines a national crisis at the community level. Her footage has been used on the John Oliver show and she has been widely interviewed about these stories, including on 1A, a national public radio program. For more information on the film, visit adecenthomefilm.com/
Both screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, feel free to reach out to GVRHA Executive Director Andy Kadlec at firstname.lastname@example.org.