MR. COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS
Anna Grimshaw | USA 2012 | 84 Min. | OV
In 1960, Bill Coperthwaite bought 300 acres of wilderness in Machiasport, Maine.Influenced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and by the back-to-the-land movement of Scott and Helen Nearing, Bill Coperthwaite is committed to what he calls a “handmade life.” For the last fifty years, Bill Coperthwaite has lived and worked in the forest. He is a builder of yurts, and a maker of spoons, bowls and chairs. A meditation on time and process, the film explores a little-known part of American culture and the critical place of nature within it.