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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Paramount Theatre and The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation present LAST CALL AT THE OASIS
Wednesday, November 28th Doors & Pre-Show Event @ 6:30pm | Show @ 7:30pm The Paramount Theatre Purchase Tickets OnlineOr (512) 474-1221 to purchase tickets by phone.
*Post film panel with Robert Glennon, Professor and author of Unquenchable, Andy Sansom
from the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Laura Huffman from
The Nature Conservancy of Texas, and Scott Tong from Marketplace.
This film event is the first of four shows in our newly launched
Beautiful World Series.
The Paramount is proud to partner with The
Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation on this series.
We look forward
to sharing these events, covering current and important topics about
preserving and protecting our planet. The pre-show lobby
event includes a wine tasting, local farmer
booth, Texas Rainwater
Catchment Association and Austin Eco Network information & more.
Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the
central issue facing our world this century, Last Call at the Oasis
illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects
in the current system and shows
communities already struggling with its
ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich, respected water
experts including Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon and
social entrepreneurs championing
revolutionary solutions, the film
posits that we can manage this problem if we are willing to act now.
Following the film, a panel and Q&A session featuring Robert
Glennon, Andy Sansom and
Laura Huffman will be moderated by a
representative from The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.
Robert Glennon Internationally Renowned Water
Resource Expert, Robert Glennon is Regents’ Professor and Morris K.
Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at
of Arizona. Glennon is the author of the highly-acclaimed Water
Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters
(Island Press, 2002). His latest book, Unquenchable: America’s Water
Crisis and What To Do About It, was published in April 2009. Glennon
has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Talk of the Nation
with Neal Conan, The Diane Rehm Show, C-SPAN2’s Book TV, and numerous
National Public Radio shows. He is featured in the new documentary,
Last Call at the Oasis. Andrew Sansom Andrew Sansom is one of Texas’
leading conservationists. He is a former executive director of the
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, executive director of the Texas
Nature Conservancy, and founder of The Parks and Wildlife Foundation of
Texas. For his commitment to the management and protection of natural
resources, Mr. Sansom also is a past recipient of the Chevron
Conservation Award, The Chuck Yeager Award from the National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation, The Pugsley Medal from the National Park
Foundation, and the Seton Award from the International Association of
Fish and Wildlife Agencies. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech
University and Austin College. Laura Huffman As state director for The Nature
Conservancy of Texas, Huffman heads a team of more than 80 scientists,
conservation experts and support staff whose work affects every corner
of the Lone Star State, from the Davis Mountains in West Texas, the
borderlands of the Rio Grande, the East Texas Piney Woods and the
coastal marshes of the Gulf of Mexico. During her tenure at the
Conservancy, the organization has expanded its Barton Creek Habitat
Preserve and purchased more than 38,000 acres in and around the Edward’s
Aquifer, ensuring the protection of Barton Springs Pool, Austin’s
favorite watering hole. Huffman’s leadership has helped secure valuable
habitat for the endangered golden-cheeked warbler, safeguarded water
quality at the Hill Country’s iconic Hamilton Pool and extended publicly
accessible lands on the banks of the Pedernales River, just west of the
city. She is one of the Conservancy's most trusted national voices and
speaks regularly on an array of topics, including freshwater protection,
the Gulf of Mexico, conservation easements and current pressing
environmental issues. Scott TongScott Tong is a correspondent for
Marketplace’s sustainability desk, with a focus on energy, environment,
resources, climate, supply chain and the global economy. He services the
complete portfolio of Marketplace programming and has reported on
several special series including long-term U.S. job creation, U.N.
climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the
BP oil spill one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. He
has reported from more than a dozen countries. Tong joined Marketplace
in 2004, serving most recently as the China bureau chief in Shanghai
from January 2007 to July 2010. While there, he reported on a special
series on the economics of one-child and the 30th anniversary of the
one-child policy in China, the Beijing Olympics, the food safety scares
in 2007, labor strikes, slave labor, child lead poisoning and
baby-selling in China’s international adoption program. Prior to joining
Marketplace, Tong worked as a producer and off-air reporter at PBS
Newshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years, where he produced a special
series from Iraq in 2003..
Event Parking Information
Secure covered parking will be available for event patrons at the One
American Center parking garage, conveniently located one block from the
Paramount at 600 Congress. Your $6.00 parking pass may be purchased at
the garage entrance from the parking attendant (cash only). The garage
will open two hours prior to performance and will close one hour after
the performance. For additional parking information, please visit our directions & parking page.