The Hill Country, Where Texas Gets Weird
The Hill Country is home to family farmers, shaggy musicians, and top-shelf barbecue – all within an easy drive of Austin.
As the Arctic ice shelf melts due to climate change, polar bear migratory patterns have changed, too, leading the bears right through the center of Arviat, a tiny Inuit town where it's illegal to kill the endangered predators. Unable to defend themselves, some residents are now too afraid to leave their homes.
If anyone has earned a graceful, cinematic stroll into the sunset, it's a golden boy who fled stardom for the mountains of Utah, won an Oscar for directing, and devoted his life to an institution that put telling stories over the movie business. But at 77, in a one-man movie with no dialogue, he's reminding us where he really shines – as an actor.
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