Harlan Hubbard documentary to be shown at Trimble library

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By The Staff

The new Harlan Hubbard documentary, “Wonder: The Lives of Anna & Harlan Hubbard,” will be showing at the Trimble County Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3 and 7 p.m.

Producer/writer Morgan Atkinson will present his Harlan Hubbard documentary, which showcases the lifestyle, artwork and writing of Harlan and Anna Hubbard. Many from Trimble County remember personally visiting the Hubbards at their Trimble County home filled with art, music and writing as they shared a simple life philosophy.

Producer Atkinson, a Louisville native and University of Kentucky graduate, features narrative from Hubbard’s journals and complementary excerpts from Wendell Berry’s book on Harlan Hubbard in the documentary showing the Hubbards from a more personal view.

The Rivers Institute at Hanover College where Harlan’s artwork is on display and where the Hubbards visited frequently was a major supporter towards this documentary project.

Anna and Harlan Hubbard lived life as few people in modern times have and in doing so discovered at least two very rare gifts—contentment and freedom. In a house they built by hand, sustained by food they raised or caught, aided by no electricity or modern “convenience”, the Hubbards, met the world on their own terms and found deep meaning. “Wonder” considers the Hubbard’s astonishing life of freedom and what it says to Americans today.

Who hasn’t thought “there must be a saner way to live”? The Hubbard’s found their way and this one-hour documentary brings to life the adventure of it all.