In 2018, landowners across the pristine Texas Hill Country began to receive telephone calls from agents working for Kinder Morgan – a billion dollar energy company armed with the secretive power of Eminent Domain. These agents wanted their land, to construct a 430-mile natural gas pipeline that would span Texas and blaze directly through one of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the US. For those in its path, the battle for property rights, the environment and the very idea of what it means to be a Texan were all at stake.
Doors: 6:30, Film: 7:00pm-9:00pm + Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
Tickets available at www.ChambersTheatre.com
Director: John Claiborne Brown grew up on the Texas Louisiana border but moved to Chicago in 1987 were he worked his way through all facets of the film industry. After 35 years, he has traveled the world in support of many documentary, commercial and feature film projects. In 2001 John returned to Central Texas and now resides in Wimberley. He has life long connection to the Texas Hill Country. This is his feature documentary directorial debut.
Producer: Jeffrey Brown - Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning narrative features and feature documentaries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA, playing international festivals such as Sundance, IDFA, Tribeca, SXSW, Full Frame, Rotterdam, New York FF, Edinburgh, Durban and being released in cinemas internationally as well as on Netflix, HBO, Showtime, PBS, ESPN, AMC, Sundance Global, Sky TV and others. Recent feature docs include: “Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub” which won the Music Doc Prize at SXSW 2019 and “Cowboys” won the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival. Overall, Brown has produced 30 films, screened in over 100 festivals and 50 countries.
Producer: Kevin Booth - Kevin Booth is an American film director, producer and rancher known for his documentary film series “American Drug War”. Booth worked with his close friend comedian Bill Hicks, until the time of his death and post humorously produced “Rant in E Minor”. After directing “Shadows of Sofia” in Eastern Europe, Kevin returned to his ranch in the Hill Country just in time for the Kinder Morgan pipeline that now sits only 2500 feet from his home.
Associate Producer: Paul Thomas - Paul Thomas trained as an architect before moving into a career in television. As a producer-director he has worked in-house at BBC Entertainment and several leading UK production companies. His work includes creating innovative entertainment & comedy series for the BBC, Channel 4 and SKY, and directing the award winning feature documentary, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story.View Map