Hot Town Cool City
Hot Town, Cool City is a new film project by Maureen McNamara. The story concept is one of an underground, insider's view of what makes Houston a COOL city. Looking beyond the freeways, strip malls, stadiums, mega oil corporations, and NASA, Hot Town, Cool City will read between those lines to find the gems that make Houston one of the COOLest cities in the US- to live in or to visit. Any Houstonian who has friends or family from another COOL city is challenged with questions about WHY s/he would want to live in Houston. The national media often promotes a negative mythology about Houston. Even many of the people who live in Houston don't know about all the gems the city holds open for their delight and consumption. In other COOL cities (such as NYC, Chicago or San Francisco) everyone knows read moreto go to a particular neighborhood to find all of a particular kind of riches. Houston is more of an adolescent, renegade COOL city. Things are a little more spread out in Houston. Houston is full of surprises and discoveries; it's an interactive city. Further Information: A survey of Houstonians dictated the sites featured in the current production- things like the local art scene, local organic farmers' markets, cool local restaurants, and hidden treasures- places like the Glass Bros. Watermelon Stand. Another project goal is to have surprises, even for long time COOL Houston residents. The film's soundtrack music will be works by local musicians, and non-profit organizations that make Houston a better place to visit and to live will be featured. This project is a "pilot" production, and may be expandable in the future if funding is available. Expansion of the film project may include the partnering with a local organization that is simpatico with our philosophies.