This enviro documentary has its pretensions (I could've done without Wendell Berry intoning poetry), but the 30-year drama it describes couldn't be more timely. Developers want to build gigantic new communities in the hill country outside Austin, Texas; activists want to prevent the pollution of the local aquifer and, more to the point, the beloved community swimming hole. Meanwhile, deregulation of financial institutions is playing havoc with the economy, and George W. Bush is running against Ann Richards for the governorship of Texas. The echoes are deafening. (See for movie times.)

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