ABOUT THE FILM

This film is designed to inform, enlighten and introduce cohousing and its benefits. 'The Best of Both Worlds' is directed by acclaimed filmmaker John de Graaf and features cohousing architect Charles Durrett. It also includes photography by Doug Stanley and editing by Greg Davis.  

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WHY THIS FILM? AND WHY NOW?

Originally a Danish creation, cohousing struggled to gain popularity in its country of origin for years. That is, until a film was made that explained its merits and how people found it enhanced their lives. It's time for the United States to have a meaningful and honest film about cohousing. 


'The Best of Both Worlds' explores the lives of residents in four cohousing communities in Northern California. It also examines senior cohousing communities and how living in them improves the quality of life of residents. 

KATIE MCCAMANT—COHOUSING’S AMERICAN CO-FOUNDER—AN INTERVIEW

Katie McCamant learned about cohousing as an architecture student in Denmark in the early 1980s. With her former husband, Charles Durrett, she brought the idea to the United States and promoted the concept widely, helping design many American cohousing communities. Katie and Chuck were equal partners as cohousing’s American leaders, writing several book together and conducting countless workshops. She lives in Nevada City Cohousing and continues to consult on projects throughout North America. 

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Next Showing!

The film can be seen at The Earth Day Film Festival in Chico, California on Saturday, March 14th. For tickets and other information, please Click HERE.

Watch on kvie

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We're excited to announce that the film will be aired on KVIE (the PBS affiliate of Northern California) four times in March of 2020! Tune in on:


 - 3/18 (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm

- 3/20 (Friday) at 4:00 pm

- 3/21 (Saturday) at 7:30 am

- 3/22 (Sunday) at 6:30 pm


For a detailed schedule, please visit their website at www.kvie.org/ 

Premiere

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The Best of Both Worlds made its premiere at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in January, 2020. It will also be showing in March, 202 at the Chico Film Festival 


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About the production

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John de Graaf - Filmmaker

Charles 'Chuck' Durrett - Cohousing Architect

Charles 'Chuck' Durrett - Cohousing Architect

Learn more about John and his work HERE.

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Charles 'Chuck' Durrett - Cohousing Architect

Charles 'Chuck' Durrett - Cohousing Architect

Charles 'Chuck' Durrett - Cohousing Architect

Learn more about Chuck and his work HERE.

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Doug Stanley - Photographer

Doug Stanley - Photographer

Doug Stanley - Photographer

 Learn more about Doug and his work by clicking HERE. 

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Greg Davis - Editor

Doug Stanley - Photographer

Doug Stanley - Photographer

Learn more about Greg and his work by clicking HERE.