Saturday screenings @ Vista brewing
Join us in Driftwood on Saturday, Dec. 3rd for a very special outdoor movie under the stars. Through a partnership with Fin & Fur Films, we are honored to screen Texas' first wildlife movie, Deep In The Heart. This gorgeously filmed nature documentary is directed by Ben Masters and narrated by Matthew McConaughey. Check out the full synopsis below.
Entry is free, rsvp via Eventbrite. Family and dog friendly. Great for groups!
5:00 pm: Join us ahead of the movie to enjoy the Beer Garden & Fire Pit with S'mores! Check out Vista's elevated farm-to-table dinner menu and beverage menu of beer, wine, cider and non-alcoholic options. Hot chocolate will be available from 5:00 pm until sold out.
6:00 pm: Movie begins
8:00 pm: Q&A with the Fin & Fur team, Rachael Lindsey (Director of Science and Stewardship for the Hill Country Conservancy) and Kent Killough (Co-Founder of Vista Brewing)
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 family-friendly 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.
A few notes:
- Entry is free, RSVP on Eventbrite.
- Seating is limited, camp chairs are encouraged. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat at a picnic table.
- Propane heaters are limited, dress warmly and bring a blanket
- No outside food and beverage.
- Movie is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved indoors.
Director bio: Ben Masters is a filmmaker and writer specializing in wildlife and adventure stories. He is most known for directing the feature length-documentary The River and The Wall (SXSW 2019 Award Winner) and for producing Unbranded (Mountainfilm 2015 Audience Award Winner). Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and founded Fin and Fur Films in 2015. He is the author of two books published by Texas A&M University Press and has written for National Geographic and Western Horseman. A proud Texan, Masters loves riding a good horse through new country, filming wildlife stories that haven’t been documented before, and using movies to help conserve wildlife and wild places.
About Fin & Fur Films: Based in Austin, Texas, Fin and Fur Films is comprised of professional creatives who are passionate about conservation and visual storytelling. From endangered species to complex water issues and backcountry expeditions, we are dedicated to using film as a medium to give wildlife a fighting chance and advocate for the preservation of wild places. Fin and Fur produces independent films from idea conception to finished product, as well as offers cinematography, production, and directing services. Our team members are adventure-lovin’ folks who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and have a good time, all while creating quality content.
About Vista Brewing: Vista is a 21-acre destination brewery in the beautiful Hill Country town of Driftwood with a brewery & Tasting Room, farm-to-table restaurant, organic farm, apiary, walking trails, live music and private event spaces.
Vista’s beer program celebrates traditional recipes using Hill Country ingredients, with a range of styles including easy drinking beer garden brews, unique collaboration projects and an award-winning wine barrel aging program. Vista offers a curated selection of Texas wines & ciders.
The Vista’s restaurant sources proteins from local ranchers, including those who to feed Vista’s spent brewing grain, and strives to source as much as possible from local purveyors. Vista’s onsite vegetable farm provides much of the veggies used in our menus, and all dishes rotate seasonally.
Vista’s mission is to positively influence how our guests live their lives, seeking beauty and quality experiences every day through food, drink, education and nature. Sustainability and conservation are woven through everything that Vista does. Stonewall (2020 & 2022), Hive Mind (2021) and Dark Skies (2022) were awarded the national Good Food Award, which takes into account local sourcing of ingredients and sustainable business operations.