Once Upon a Time in Knoxville is a funny but hard-hitting documentary about a man in Tennessee who builds houses out of recycled materials and has fascinating and unorthodox ideas about environmentalis
Recycling visionary Rollo SullivanÂ hits us with a vision of the resources collapse that awaits us. But where other eco-warriors preach and bore, Rollo revives us with a tableau of fainting goats, talking monkeys and spiritual trash dumps. Heâ€™s created a paradise out of garbage, and he wants to show us not just how we can live, but how we will be living in the not too distant future. He shows us his brave new world with great humour, but his clear-thinking foresight will stay with you long after the lights have come up. See here for more details.
Director Will Fraser, of Fugue State Films, says: “I think that this is an important film that says something original â€“ that is that if we are to combat the destruction of the environment, our standard of living will have to fall, and that this is not in itself a bad thing. Rollo and the people who live on his farm show just how positive it is to live a life with very little.”
The screening is at St Peter’s Vauxhall, 310 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY, on Friday 13 July at 7.30pm, as part of their summer festival.