The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “The Unforeseen” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
Directed by Laura Dunn, “The Unforeseen” is the 2007 documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin and and how many citizens responded, fearing the degradation of Austin’s emblematic “swimming hole” and the environment sustaining it.
Among the cast members are singer-songwriter and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Willie Nelson and the late former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
“The Unforeseen” won an Independent Spirit Award in 2008. It runs one hour, 28 minutes. Actor, director, producer and environmentalist Robert Redford, who spent his summers as a child in Austin, is an executive producer on the film.
This screening is part of the School of Art’s monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Film Festival, William Arscott, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, Main Street Nacogdoches, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Brad Maule, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens and Jim and Mary Neal.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.