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ASU to Present Free Geosciences Movie

January 30, 2013

Angelo State University’s Department of Physics and Geosciences will offer a free screening of a documentary film on the Rio Grande River on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.

The 32-minute film is titled “Confluence: The Big Bend Reach of the Rio Grande” and will be presented at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the ASU Planetarium located just inside the main entrance to the Vincent Building.  The screening is open free to the public and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with members of the cast.

Produced by Boot Cut Films, the documentary highlights the Rio Grande River’s environmental management challenges and potential paths to restoration through the viewpoints of eight professionals who have lived and/or worked along the river.  The cast includes Jeff Bennett and Joe Sirotnak of the National Park Service, Aimee Roberson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Terry Bishop of Presidio Valley Farms Inc., Karen Chapman of the Environmental Defense Fund, David Dean from Utah State University, Andrew Sansom from Texas State University and Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk of the Rio Grande Research Center at Sul Ross State University.

The ASU screening is being co-sponsored by Boot Cut Films and the Rio Grande Research Center at Sul Ross State University.  Boot Cut Films is an independent company based in Marfa.

For more information on the screening, contact Dr. James Ward in the ASU Department of Physics and Geosciences at 325-942-2188 or, or e-mail Rebecca Loos at Sul Ross State at