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Rooftop Films, Inc. Presents
Rooftop Films: Third Ward, Tx
Saturday, July 28, 2007

An inspiring documentary about the African-American artists who founded Project Row Houses, revitalized an impoverished community in Houston, and fought off big-time developers.

Length: 1 hr 25 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

The left-for-dead Third Ward neighborhood in Houston’s inner-city stirs to new life when a group of African-American artists found Project Row Houses. First, they clean up around a row of condemned shotgun houses and hold a “Drive By” exhibition of paintings on the fronts of the abandoned homes. The artists show up every day, and soon others join in. Eventually, they purchase 22 houses on two blocks with a down payment from an NEA grant. Then they do something really unusual. They ask the community what it needs—and listen to the answers.

“The Nation’s most impressive public art project is also a bold experiment in how to build communities.”
--Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

“…and this old lady… told us ‘If you want to do something for real…you’ll clean up this place and get these junkies outta here.’ That’s what you’ll do if you want to do something for real.’”
--Jesse Lott, Sculptor
 


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