The Lantex Theater
Thursday November 10, 2022
113 W Main St.
6:00 PM Meet the Filmmakers
Film Begins at 6:30PM
Blanco River Academy
Old Church Sanctuary
Entrance to Blue Hole Park
Saturday November 19, 2022
501 Old Kyle Rd - Bldg. #1
Wimberley, TX 78676
Doors open 6:00 PM
Film Begins at 6:30 PM
In 2018, landowners across the pristine Texas Hill Country began to receive phone 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.
The Permian Highway Pipeline cuts across the Edwards Aquifer system.
The main source of drinking water for millions of Texans.
"And when you count your money sir I hope you know the price.
A bruise upon my land, my little bit of paradise.
I won't forget the words spoken by the old screen door.
Home and family matters still, but Mr. Morgan matters more".
"Untimely, Eminent Domain laws in Texas, allow private pipeline companies to get the land they want for the least amount possible."
Attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law, Texas A&M
“If the County was building this as a road, it would take years of planning, transparency and open public meetings. To be able to cut through all this rock in this amount of time with no public input is unbelievable”.
Hays County Commissioner - Precinct 3
“They’re stealing land. And they’re stealing land in the very state that champions private property and private property rights. So, what’s going on here is the biggest hypocrisy on the part of leadership in Texas".
Joe Nick Potoski
Author, Historian, Texan
Director / Producer
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.
John Claiborne 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.
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 Gillespie County ranch in the Hill Country just in time for the Kinder Morgan pipeline that now sits only 2500 feet from his home.
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. Paul calls London Home.
David Percefull, an award winning record producer, audio engineer, musician and composer, he was born in Tampa, growing up in Miami, Atlanta, and Tulsa, and now resides in the hill country village of Wimberley. David created yellow DOG Studios in 1996 as his personal workspace to both write and record music for commercial use and film, as well as artistic works. Since that time he has contributed to thousands of recordings by artists like Meat Puppets, Caroline's Spine, Zac Maloy, Green Day, Mike Flanigin, Gary Clark Jr., Kat Edmonson, K'Naan, Pine Top Perkins, Brandon Jenkins, Cody Canada, Junior Brown, Michael Martin Murphey, Mike and The Moonpies and Jason Boland and the Stragglers. David also frequently works on his projects at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
Original Song - Mr Morgan:
Slaid Cleaves is an American singer- songwriter and full-time touring musician. He has appeared in a handful of music documentaries, and his music has been featured in several movies and television shows. The biography on his web site is short and to the point: Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good.