“The End of Suburbia” will be shown at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, at the Housatonic Quaker Meetinghouse in New Milford, at Route 7 and Lanesville Road (just north of Lanesville Rd. intersection). This provocative documentary film examines the history of suburban life and the wisdom of this distinctly American development. All are welcome and there is no charge. Healthy refreshments and discussion will follow. The program will conclude at 5:00 pm.
A post-World War II concept, suburbia has attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it — good and bad. How has the environment been affected by this lifestyle, and is it sustainable? Canadian director Gregory Greene dares to ask all the tough questions.
Since World War II the suburban way of life has become embedded in the American consciousness. Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream. But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era and as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia?
Parking will be available at the Red Barn just south of the meetinghouse. For more information, call Bill Holcombe at 203-313-4438.