Fahad Mustafa’s energy documentary ‘Powerless’ @ 14 Pews, 4/12

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015
Fahad Mustafa’s energy documentary ‘Powerless’ @ 14 Pews, 4/12

Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa’s documentary Powerless screens at 14 Pews on April 12th. The film deals with conflicts over electricity in the Indian city of Kanpur. Learn more here. 14 Pews is a fantastic art house theatre in The Heights neighborhood of Houston, not least because it serves beer in what was once a church.

Derek Woods reviews Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014
Derek Woods reviews Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar (2014) is a myth against ecological limits. Since at least the 1960s, scientists and writers of different kinds have been trying to convince us that we have just one earth to work with. We need to avoid making it toxic and warping its climate beyond habitability. Since at least the 1970s, scientists and writers of […]

‘Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians’ – CENHS screening Nov. 5th

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014
‘Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians’ – CENHS screening Nov. 5th

HUICHOLES: THE LAST PEYOTE GUARDIANS (Argentina-Mexico, 2014, 110 min.)   U.S. premiere at Rice Cinema!   Wednesday November 5th 7pm   The event is co-sponsored by Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Rice Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, RIce Left,Rice Anthropology Department The Américas Research Center, and T.E.J.A.S. […]

Screening of INTO ETERNITY at 14 Pews

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014
Screening of INTO ETERNITY at 14 Pews

CENHS postdoc Matthew Schneider-Mayerson will introduce and discuss Michael Madsen’s Into Eternity on at 14 Pews theater on Friday, October 17th at 7pm. Madsen’s film has been a recently frequent topic of discussion in the environmental humanities, and CENHS’s previous visiting fellow Professor Karen Pinkus discussed the film in a talk at Rice last year. Learn […]

Derek Woods Reviews “A Fierce Green Fire”

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013
Derek Woods Reviews “A Fierce Green Fire”

The second screening of A Fierce Green Fire: Battle for a Living Planet drew a good-sized audience to the MFAH on Sunday. Given the even larger audience for the “Environmental Challenges Facing Houston in the Next 25 Years” forum on August 28th, it seems like there is considerable interest in environmental issues in a city […]