Rice Cinema to present ‘Losing the West’ by Alex Warren


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Rice Cinema to present ‘Losing the West’ by Alex Warren

HOUSTON – (Jan. 21, 2015) – “Losing the West,” a 2013 documentary by Rice University alumna Alex Warren, will be screened at Rice Cinema Film Theatre Feb. 10. The 7 p.m. screening is free and open to the public. A Q-and-A session with Warren will follow the screening.

“Losing the West” is a documentary about the protection of open space and agricultural lands, illustrated by the story of Colorado cowboy Howard Linscott, a gruff, chain-smoking 70-year-old who’s been ranching all his life. As the documentary follows him across the magnificent Colorado Rockies, the film explores whether small ranching and farming and Linscott’s fiercely independent lifestyle can survive as they collide with inevitable population growth in the West and its dwindling natural resources, according to the documentary’s makers. For more information about “Losing the West” and Warren, visit www.losingthewestthemovie.com.

The Rice Cinema Film Theatre is located in the Rice Media Center, near campus Entrance 8, at the intersection of Stockton Drive and University Boulevard. The screening is sponsored by Rice’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, the School of Humanities and Rice Cinema.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.