It always helps to get a pretty face behind an ugly issue. The documentary Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars is narrated by the still-hunky-after-all-these-years actor/activist Robert Redford. The film explores how a group of strangers politicians, business leaders and regular Joes joined forces to stop the building of 18 coal--burning power plants in Texas. The Redford Center at the Sundance Preserve commissioned the film in order to spread the word about the dangers of coal consumption as well as the importance of community coalition. Today brings a screening and a panel discussion featuring Redford, Mayor Bill White, former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, Fighting Goliath director Mat Hames and others. Our first question: Mayor White, can you move to your left? Were having trouble seeing, er, hearing Mr. Redford. 7:30 p.m. Wortham Center, 501 Texas. For tickets and information, call 832-251-0706 or visit www.progressiveforumhouston.org. $14 to $200.
Thu., March 27, 7:30 p.m., 2008