Filmmaker Brent Green's neighbors were probably both angered and confused when he began building a row of colorful, lopsided, surreal-looking houses in his backyard in rural Pennsylvania. Green's mission wasn't to lower the area's property values, but to retell the story of Leonard Wood, a Kentucky man who began building onto his house as a coping strategy when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Even after her death, Wood kept building for 15 more years - to him, the house was a metaphorical healing machine.

Filmmaker Brent Green’s neighbors were probably both angered and confused when he began building a row of colorful, lopsided, surreal-looking houses in his backyard in rural Pennsylvania. Green’s mission wasn’t to lower the area’s property values, but to retell the story of Leonard Wood, a Kentucky man who began building onto his house as a coping strategy when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Even after her death, Wood kept building for 15 more years — to him, the house was a metaphorical healing machine.

Using his life-size replica of Wood’s house, Green created a stop-motion feature film to share the beautiful, odd story of the man’s devotion to his wife. That film, “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then,” will be shown with a live soundtrack provided by Green’s band of seven musicians.