New Event: Movie: The Unforeseen part of the HRW International Film Festival

From: Cathy
Sent on: Monday, May 14, 2007 12:10 AM
Announcing a new event for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: Movie: The Unforeseen part of the HRW International Film Festival

When: Saturday, June 23, 4:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Human Rights Watch's International Film Festival has become a leading venue for distinguished fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme. Through the eyes of committed and courageous filmmakers, they showcase the heroic stories of activists and survivors from all over the world.
NYC's festival is June 14-28

The second movie we'll be going to see is "The Unforeseen"

About the film:
The Unforeseen
Laura Dunn, USA, 2007, 93m, video, doc

Laura Dunn?s beautifully crafted documentary, (Executive Producers Terrence Malick and Robert Redford), The Unforeseen, follows the career of Gary Bradley, an ambitious west Texas farm boy who went to Austin and became one of the state?s most powerful real estate developers, capitalizing on Austin?s boomtown growth beginning in the 1970s. At the peak of his powers, Bradley transformed 4000 acres of pristine Hill Country into one of the state's largest and fastest-selling subdivisions. When the development threatened a local treasure, ?Barton Springs??a natural spring-fed swimming hole?the community fought back and the subdivision became a lightning rod for environmental activism of the kind that flourished under Governor Ann Richards. However, when George W. Bush became governor, development laws change, and the water quality at Barton Springs, as well as the surrounding landscape of Austin, was irreversibly altered. The Unforeseen is a powerful meditation on the destruction of the natural world and the American Dream as it falls victim to the cannibalizing forces of unchecked development. It is an intricate tale of personal hopes, victories, and failures, and debates over land, economics, property rights, and the public good.

SHOWTIMES:

Sat June 23: 4

Subways: 1 to 66th Street Lincoln Center.
Buses: M5 M7 M104
More options available at nearby Columbus Circle.

**On-line tickets are not on sale yet, but check back regularly. I highly suggest you buy your tickets in advance.**

General admission is $11, $7 for Film Society members
$7 for full-time students with valid photo ID

To Order Tickets
The Walter Reade Theater Box Office: Monday?Friday 12:30 pm to 15 minutes after the start of the final screening. Saturday & Sunday one half hour before the start of the first screening until 15 minutes after start of final screening. Cash only at Box Office. To confirm box office hours and schedule call (212) 875-5600.
Website: Visit www.filmlinc.com (VISA or MASTERCARD only. $1.25 surcharge per ticket)
Automated Phone Service: (212)[masked], only available for shows up to seven days in advance of screening date. (VISA or MASTERCARD only. $1.25 surcharge per ticket)
There are no refunds or exchanges. Customer Service Helpline:[masked]-5367.

Learn more here:
http://environment.meetup.com/289/calendar/5775240/

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