Houston, TX – “Truth Be Tolled: The 281 Special Edition,” a newly completed feature documentary from Storm Pictures, has been nominated for a 2010 Remi Award and will premiere as an Official Selection of The 43rd Annual WorldFest Houston International Film and Video Festival on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 5 pm at AMC Theaters, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, Texas 77063. This new film documents the bitter fight in the Alamo City behind the controversial plan to toll an existing freeway, US Highway 281.
WHAT: NEW Truth Be Tolled documentary to win top award and will premiere at Houston Film Festival
WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM
WHERE: AMC Theaters, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, Texas, 77063
Director William H. Molina has chronicled public meetings, press conferences, environmental lawsuits and citizen protests that erupt and eventually culminate in a State Legislative session plagued by back-room deals, loop-holed bills and turncoat leadership.
The 281 Special Edition follows a trail of federal stimulus funds, comprehensive development agreements and lobbying efforts that pave the way to ultimately privatize public infrastructure. The documentary also exposes the truth about the Trans-Texas Corridor, a threat still alive for many ranchers, farmers and residents that sit in its path.
“This is not just one toll road, this is going to be an entire new policy, every new lane, every new road in the State of Texas is slated to become a toll road, if they can make it toll viable,” states Terri Hall, a home-schooling mother turned activist who leads a grassroots effort to halt the proliferation of tolling plans and the Trans-Texas Corridor.
The Texas Department of Transportation is so entangled in its own shortcomings that the Sunset Commission declares, “Until trust is restored at TxDOT, the state can not effectively meet its transportation needs.”
There will be a question and answer period with cast and crew after the screening.
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