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Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, this documentary illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich, respected water experts including Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon and social entrepreneurs championing revolutionary solutions, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we are willing to act now. Following the film, a panel with a Q&A session will be moderated by The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.  Robert Glennon will be speaking at this event.

Last Call at the Oasis

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Paramount Theatre and The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation present
LAST CALL AT THE OASIS

Wednesday, November 28th
Doors & Pre-Show Event @ 6:30pm | Show @ 7:30pm
The Paramount Theatre

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*Post film panel with Robert Glennon, Professor and author of Unquenchable, Andy Sansom from the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Laura Huffman from The Nature Conservancy of Texas, and Scott Tong from Marketplace.

This film event is the first of four shows in our newly launched Beautiful World Series.  The Paramount is proud to partner with The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation on this series. We look forward to sharing these events, covering current and important topics about celebrating, preserving and protecting our planet.  The pre-show lobby event includes a wine tasting, local farmer booth, Texas Rainwater Catchment Association and Austin Eco Network information & more.

Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, Last Call at the Oasis illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich, respected water experts including Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon and social entrepreneurs championing revolutionary solutions, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we are willing to act now. Following the film, a panel and Q&A session featuring Robert Glennon, Andy Sansom and Laura Huffman will be moderated by a representative from The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/4EtVA8b-lzw

Last Call at the Oasis Panelists

Robert Glennon
Internationally Renowned Water Resource Expert, Robert Glennon is Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Glennon is the author of the highly-acclaimed Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters (Island Press, 2002).  His latest book, Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, was published in April 2009.  Glennon has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan, The Diane Rehm Show, C-SPAN2’s Book TV, and numerous National Public Radio shows.  He is featured in the new documentary, Last Call at the Oasis.

Andrew Sansom
Andrew Sansom is one of Texas’ leading conservationists.  He is a former executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, executive director of the Texas Nature Conservancy, and founder of The Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas.  For his commitment to the management and protection of natural resources, Mr. Sansom also is a past recipient of the Chevron Conservation Award, The Chuck Yeager Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Pugsley Medal from the National Park Foundation, and the Seton Award from the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.  He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech University and Austin College.

Laura Huffman
As state director for The Nature Conservancy of Texas, Huffman heads a team of more than 80 scientists, conservation experts and support staff whose work affects every corner of the Lone Star State, from the Davis Mountains in West Texas, the borderlands of the Rio Grande, the East Texas Piney Woods and the coastal marshes of the Gulf of Mexico. During her tenure at the Conservancy, the organization has expanded its Barton Creek Habitat Preserve and purchased more than 38,000 acres in and around the Edward’s Aquifer, ensuring the protection of Barton Springs Pool, Austin’s favorite watering hole. Huffman’s leadership has helped secure valuable habitat for the endangered golden-cheeked warbler, safeguarded water quality at the Hill Country’s iconic Hamilton Pool and extended publicly accessible lands on the banks of the Pedernales River, just west of the city. She is one of the Conservancy's most trusted national voices and speaks regularly on an array of topics, including freshwater protection, the Gulf of Mexico, conservation easements and current pressing environmental issues.

Scott Tong
Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s sustainability desk, with a focus on energy, environment, resources, climate, supply chain and the global economy. He services the complete portfolio of Marketplace programming and has reported on several special series including long-term U.S. job creation, U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the BP oil spill one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. He has reported from more than a dozen countries. Tong joined Marketplace in 2004, serving most recently as the China bureau chief in Shanghai from January 2007 to July 2010. While there, he reported on a special series on the economics of one-child and the 30th anniversary of the one-child policy in China, the Beijing Olympics, the food safety scares in 2007, labor strikes, slave labor, child lead poisoning and baby-selling in China’s international adoption program. Prior to joining Marketplace, Tong worked as a producer and off-air reporter at PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years, where he produced a special series from Iraq in 2003.. 

Event Parking Information

Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the One American Center parking garage, conveniently located one block from the Paramount at 600 Congress. Your $6.00 parking pass may be purchased at the garage entrance from the parking attendant (cash only). Garage hours and availability vary by event. For additional parking information, please click here.