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Poster for Just Getting By: April 11 + 12

Just Getting By: April 11 + 12

Opens on April 11

Run Time: 84 min.

Join us for two nights of the premier of local filmmaker Bess O’Brien‘s newest documentary about the growing homeless population in Vermont.  

Just Getting By is a sweeping, and yet intimate look at the lives of Vermonters who are struggling with food and housing insecurity.

Vermont has the second highest rate of homeless people in the United States, right after California. One third of Vermonters struggle to put food on the table.  These are big issues for a small state.  Just Getting By focuses on these issues in the lives of everyday people.

The film tells the stories of working families, folks who are homeless and accessing food shelves and soup kitchens and people who are living in temporary hotel/motel programs. In addition, the film focuses on New Americans grappling with the cost of living in America, Native people creating innovative farming practices and folks on the ground providing services to their fellow Vermonters in need.

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