Studio City News
Studio City's Water Crisis Film Series
By Camille Sarabia
Aug 1, 2013 - 12:42:46 AM

STUDIO CITY—The city is reaching out towards those affected in the American Southwest by promoting a three-month long film series about the water crisis in the United States.


This film series will star as a prequel to The River Project’s Water LA in Studio City.  This organization’s purpose is to “to encourage responsible management of our watershed lands and revitalization of our rivers for the social, economic and environmental benefit of our communities,” as stated on  


Water LA will take root in September with free hands on workshops that include do it yourself urban acupuncture.  This upcoming October and November are featured as planting seasons and January marks the completion of the project where one block of Studio City will contribute to cutting runoffs and pollutions into the Los Angeles River.  The River Project recently received a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pursue their goals towards preserving Los Angeles’ community’s water systems.


Before these plans take place, Studio City has arranged a summer of documentary cinema to educate minds about the importance and usage of water in living areas.  The free film series takes place from June 14 to August 25 with a new film debuting each Sunday night at 6:30 p.m.  After each screening, the filmmakers and special guests will gather for a discussion.  All Los Angeles and surrounding area residents are invited free of admission, but RSVP’s are required.


"Running Dry" writer, producer and director Jim Thebaut.
Sunday, July 28 saw the screening of Jim Thebaut’s documentary “Running Dry,” a project filmed to raise awareness about the worsening global water crisis.  The film, narrated by actress Jane Seymour, focuses upon the importance of water and the lack of it as they state in the film that “the problem with water is that everyone needs it.”  The documentary is produced by The Chronicles Group Inc., which is a non-profit organization started by the film’s director, writer and producer Jim Thebaut. 


The Chronicles Group states their intent and mission as one that insures for “all people to have access to safe, affordable and sustainable drinking water and adequate sanitation with the goal of saving lives now and ensuring a healthy tomorrow for future residence of the earth.”


The next two film screenings showing August 4 and August 11 at Studio City’s Radford Screening Room at 6:30 p.m. are “Blue Gold” and “Watershed & Slow the Flow: Make Your Landscape Act More Like a Sponge.”  RSVP at www.WaterLA.eventbrite.comfor the screenings.

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