In the documentary Deep Down, Beverly May says, "You figure that every landowner has a price for which they'll allow their homeplace to be destroyed, but you're wrong." Coal mining is to Southeastern Kentucky what oil is to Texas. And when a mining company sets its mountaintop-removal sights on Maytown, Beverly May is the sole voice of dissent in an area plagued by unemployment. Will economic realities win out over environmental and cultural legacies? The case of Maytown's struggle to survive is examined at 7 p.m. Rice Media Center, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-4882 or visit www.ricecinema.rice.edu. Free.
Fri., Nov. 19, 7 p.m., 2010