2016 Crane Award Film To Air on PBS
Winner of the WTHA 2016 Crane Award, “A Line in the Sand,” co-produced by Carol Campbell, Chair of the Friends of the Historic Motley County Jail, is slated to air on PBS station KERA in Dallas this year.
The documentary’s director, Marianne Leviton, was informed that the entire movie will be featured on the “Frame of Mind Independent Film Series” that runs between September and Thanksgiving 2017.
This documentary, by Whistling Boulder Productions, chronicles the tenacity of an historic Texas ranching community as it struggles to survive economic pressures, a dwindling population, and continuing water shortages.
A 30-minute version of the film was screened at the 10th Annual Rockport Film Festival in November, 2016, and was voted as second favorite short film by festival attendees. In January, 2017, the full version of the film was screened by The Rockport Center for the Arts to a sold out crowd.
On March 28, 2017, the Center for the Study of the American West presented the film to students and the public at the Cornett Library on the West Texas A&M campus in Canyon, TX.