If You Build It

Filmmaker Patrick Creadon’s (Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A.) latest documentary, If You Build It, offers audiences a look at one community’s struggle to better the lives of its residents. The film tells the story of Studio H, an outreach project that began in one of the poorest counties in North Carolina. Activist couple Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller waived their own salaries and used a small grant in order to teach ten high school kids how to construct buildings needed for the community, such as stands and a shelter for a local farmers’ market. The teens moved past racial and social barriers as they worked together. If You Build It is a heartwarming story of perseverance.

7 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org. $9.
Sat., Feb. 22, 7 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 23, 5 p.m., 2014

 
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