Movies Set in the Lone Star State

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We bet you already knew that ”The Alamo" is a movie set in Texas.  You should, it has happened twice.

But what about "Tender Mercies" and "Places in the Heart" and "The Trip to Bountiful," which won a Best Actress Academy Award for Geraldine Page?
 
In this presentation lasting just over an hour and enhanced with PowerPoint images and film clips, the focus is on films set in the Lone Star State.
 
The impressive list includes "Giant" and others, so join us, won't you?
 
For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

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