HRI Proud to Present Deep in the Heart Film Showing at TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is proud to invite students and the general public to a special screening of the Texas wildlife film, “Deep in the Heart”, on Sept. 15. The film will be shown at the TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center as part of the annual Furgason BRAVO! Series, and tickets are free of charge.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate again with HRI after our success working together on ‘The Living Coast’, in 2019,” said PAC Director Jim Moore.  “With the PAC’s brand-new video wall, ‘Deep in the Heart’ is going to be spectacular!”

‘Deep in the Heart’ is a visually stunning celebration of what makes Texas unique — its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife behavior that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Told through the eyes of wildlife species ranging from the mysterious blind catfish to the elusive mountain lion, the story follows our ever-changing relationship with the natural world and showcases our ability to destroy, conserve, and recover wildlife and the habitat we mutually depend on. Narrated by Matthew McConaughey and featuring state-of-the-art cinematography, this film journeys from the highest peaks in West Texas, through our aquifers, rivers, and bays, and deep into the Gulf of Mexico. “Deep in the Heart” aims to conserve our remaining wild places, to show the connectivity of water and wildlife, and to recognize Texas’ conservation importance on a continental scale.

HRI acted alongside many Texas conservation organizations as a “Take Action” partner for “Deep in the Heart.”

“It was a great opportunity to provide some scientific expertise for the film and have HRI highlighted as one of the ‘Take Action’ partners,” said HRI Executive Director David Yoskowitz, Ph.D. “The film drives home the important point that Texas is a coastal state and not just a state with a coast.”

In addition to the film screening, those in attendance will have a chance to visit booths from other “Take Action” partners and groups focused on local conservation.

While tickets are free, they are limited and can only be picked up in-person at the PAC box office starting Aug. 15. The box office will open one hour prior to the event for those hoping to get tickets on the day of the screening. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the film starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center at 361.825.2787.

Learn more about “Deep in the Heart” online or by watching the film’s trailer.