Saturday, Mar 09, 2013
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Houston native Jon Schwartz graduated from Lamar High School, and he studied filmmaking at Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin. He produced traffic safety films for the State of California from 1978 to 1984.
"This is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale" is the 60-year history of an archetypal American neighborhood, Riverside in Houston, which experienced the classic syndrome of integration, real estate blockbusting, white flight, and re-gentrification common to virtually every American city. The film was released in 1987 and screened at a dozen international film festivals including Telluride, San Francisco and Chicago. It was broadcast on numerous public television stations including Houston's Channel 8 and WNET in New York. The film has been widely praised for its insights into the history of Houston’s Riverside neighborhood, as detailed through more than 100 interviews, as well as for its contributions to the field of 20th century urban studies. It was released on DVD in 2007, inspiring renewed interest.