ArCH Film Festival

Join us for a screening of Reality Bites on Tuesday July 31 at 8pm.

1517 Alabama St
Houston, TX 77004

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If You Build It

Directed by Patrick Creadon

Friday November 10

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Sunset Coffee Building



From the director of Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. If You Build It follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.

Watch a trailer and learn more about the film online here.

This film is presented in partnership with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Houston Cinema Arts Society as part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.

ArCH Film Festival Schedule

Friday, November 10th
5:00pm Happy Hour Kick-Off, Honeymoon Cafe
7:00pm If You Build It, Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Saturday, November 11th
10:00am Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour, 902 Commerce St
3:00pm Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, Rice Media Center

Sunday, November 12th
3:00pm I Look Up Film Challenge (shorts), Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Monday, November 13th
7:00pm Columbus, Rice Media Center