Wednesday, September 14
With a title like The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream, you can bet this ain't one o' them feel-good-type date movies. But if your idea of a fine hump-day night out is having your face rubbed in the dire realities of the looming global energy crisis (as if standing at the pump weren't depressing enough), then this film, filled with well-reasoned testimony by expert doomsayers, is for you. Accompanying the screening is a talk by guest speaker Matthew R. Simmons, president of Simmons & Company International, an investment bank specializing in the energy industry. He says an oil shock is on the way. Thanks for the memo. Pull up in your Hummer at 7 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org. $6 to $7.