The film that eventually became Gods Country was started in 1979 when Louis Malle filmed the residents of Glencoe, Minnesota, then a prosperous farming community. Overwhelmed with other projects, Malle put the footage aside. When he returned six years later in 1985 to finish the film, Glencoe was in crisis. Many of the local farms were facing foreclosure and families were moving out of the community in droves. Malle reconnected with some of the same people he had filmed during his first visit and found that they were confused by the shocking economic crisis they faced. 7 p.m. Rice Cinema, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-3138 or visit www.ricecinema.rice.edu. $6.
Thu., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., 2008