by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 30th, 2008


Third Ward, TX
a documentary about art, life and real estate
Directed by Andrew Garrison
Produced by Nancy Bless & Noland Walker
Friday, Feb 1, 6:30pm
@ Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

Project Row Houses is the unlikely home of cutting-edge art and visionary thinking about inner-city renewal. Third Ward, TX introduces artists and neighbors who are breathing new life into their historically black community in Houston. But art, life and real estate collide when deep-pocketed developers arrive. Project Row Houses’ unexpected response offers new, creative solutions.

In 2007, Rooftop Films was proud to screen Third Ward, TX as part of our INDUSTRIANCE series — films about the changing landscape in industry, architecture, agriculture, and about the way individual lives are affected by these shifts. This film is everything we’re looking to say in that series: it’s a great story, told with charm and dexterity, and really has universal appeal, addressing are issues facing every city in America, including Brooklyn. Our country needs more innovative ideas like Project Row Houses. A first step is for people to see Third Ward, TX, so if you missed it on the roof, go check it out this week.


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