St. John Film Society will screen a film that addresses the hazards of unchecked development at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at Marketplace, third floor. Winner of the Independent Spirit Award 2008, “The Unforeseen” is a documentary by Laura Dunn, produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick (88 min. 2007).
The tragedy of over development is made painfully clear in the film, which traces the ambition of a Texas developer and the threats his project imposes on the local environment. When the development threatens the local treasure, Barton Springs, a fragile limestone aquifer and spring-fed swimming hole, the community organizes to fight back. It contains clips from interviews with Robert Redford, Willie Nelson, Wendell Berry and Texas governor Ann Richards.
“The best film at the 2007 Sundance Film festival, hands down…” Roger Koehler, Variety
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