B Movies and Bad History: Texas Landscapes


March 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm

See the best (and worst) portrayals of the Texas landscape shown on-screen and explore the meaning behind these deceptions.  

Program Details

As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, from the personalities to the landscape. This is probably more true in film than anywhere else. In conjunction with the exhibit, Texas From Above join us as we explore movie portrayals of the Texas landscape from Red River to RoboCop through clips and conversation with historian Dr. Michael Wise and Texas From Above co-curator Jay B Sauceda. 

Prior to the program from 6:00pm to 7:00pm enjoy a reception with complementary beer and self-guided tours of the exhibit Texas from Above that showcases the beauty of the Texas border landscape through aerial photography. 

Educators: To receive CPE credit, email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

About the Presenters

Jay B Sauceda is a photographer, entrepreneur, and author. His second book, A Mile Above Texas was released in October 2018 by University of Texas Press. The project began when he decided to fly a single-engine Cessna 3,822 miles around the perimeter of Texas to document the state in aerial photographs. The photographs were first published in a photo essay in Texas Monthly and are included in the exhibit Texas From Above. As a photographer, Jay B has worked with clients such as WIRED and Texas Monthly. He is a founding member of multidisciplinary studio PUBLIC SCHOOL. In 2013 he founded Texas Humor, which showcases Jay B’s love for Texas and transfers it to merchandise that enables others to do the same. His company, Sauceda Industries, handles the logistics side of e-commerce for his own products as well as other brands.

Dr. Michael Wise is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Texas and an expert on the history of animal-human relationships in the American West. He is the author of Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies, a book about wolves and ranching that puts meat and carnivorousness at the center of America’s environmental and cultural histories. Wise is currently writing a new book on the history of western films and teaches a popular course titled “Hollywood and the Wild West” that provides a critical study of western films from an historical perspective.

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.