March 13, 2017
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Jordan West
Communications Specialist

Social Issues in Film Series Presents “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” March 20

Valdosta State University’s 2016-2017 Social Issues in Film Series will present “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20, in Nevins Hall Room 1061. 
VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s 2016-2017 Social Issues in Film Series will present “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20, in Nevins Hall Room 1061. Admission to the screening is free of charge and is open to all students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and friends of the university.
 
“Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” stars Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. At age 30, they both walked away from their corporate careers to “live a more meaningful life with less.”
 
“I think of minimalism as sort of the counter-narrative to the narrative that suggests consuming more stuff will make you happier in some hypothetical future,” Millburn said in an interview with Forbes Magazine. “For me, minimalism has been a way to regain control. We retain that control by continuing to be deliberate. Minimalism was a tool that allowed me to live more deliberately.”
 
The film gives an inside look at the lives of minimalists — families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker.
 
“Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” is presented by Catalyst Films and directed by Matt D’Avella. The film premiered in theaters in 2016 and was the year’s top-grossing independent documentary.
 
Dr. Lorna Alvarez-Rivera, Dr. Tom Hochschild, Dr. Anne Price, and Dr. Shelly Yankovsky, faculty members in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, sponsor VSU’s annual Social Issues in Film Series.
 
Contact Dr. Tom Hochschild at trhochschild@valdosta.edu to learn more.
On the Web
 
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/sacj
 
https://minimalismfilm.com/
 
http://www.theminimalists.com/
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