January 25, 2007
Film screening on Texas parks

This hit my mailbox yesterday, and since the event in question is this evening and here in Houston, I thought I'd pass it along for those who might be interested:

Ethan Hawke Stars in Short Film on Texas Parks Crisis

Environment Texas To Screen Film at Houston Coffeeshop

WHAT: Environment Texas Research and Policy Center will premiere Texas Parks at Risk, a short film narrated by two-time Oscar nominee and Texas native Ethan Hawke. The film reveals a magnificent parks system beleaguered by budget cuts, lay-offs, dilapidated infrastructure, and proposals to sell or close as any as 18 parks. After the screening, the Environment Texas staff will discuss plans to get the Texas Legislature to save Texas parks.

WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 7 PM

WHERE: Cafe Brasil/Domy Books at 1709 Westheimer in Houston

Here's the website for Environment Texas. If anyone goes to this, drop me a note and let me know how it was.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 25, 2007 to TV and movies

Thanks for pointing this out. Alas, I'm not in Houston, so I can't make it myself, but it is interesting to know that a group has put together a film on this subject.

Posted by: P.M.Bryant on January 25, 2007 12:43 PM

Checking the group's web site, it appears they also have events tonight in Dallas and Austin.

Here is the info:

Austin Event: 7 PM, Spiderhouse Coffeeshop at 2908 Fruth St (one block west of Guadalupe, between 29th and 30th streets) For more information, contact Luke Metzger at 512-479-0388

Dallas Event: 6 PM, Arcodoro and Pomodoro Restaurant at 2708 Routh St. For more information, contact Christian Alexander at 512-236-0723.

Posted by: P.M.Bryant on January 25, 2007 12:50 PM