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River of Innocence Viewing - Q & A with Ron Coley

  • The SPOT Cinema & Eatery Social Haus 1180 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX, 78666 United States (map)


Re-mastered 4K HD Original Uncut 60 Minute Version

Produced and directed by award-winning cinematographer Ron Coley

Script written by Stephen Harrigan and narrated by Richard Kiley, with original music by Shake Russell.  

Set in the water- starved and embattled 1980’s:

Explore the San Marcos River and the extraordinary Edward’s Aquifer that feeds it.

Internationally acclaimed nature photography abounds in this heart-warming story that speaks to civilization’s enduring love for this magical place through the eyes and words of people who are drawn to it.

The River of Innocence flows gracefully as it explores a wide diversity of human and natural details, without bogging down aquabio jargon.  The moral of this film is evident in context of human and natural beauty that has been critically acclaimed for thirty-five years.  Nearly four decades later, The River of Innocence’s timeless relevance is even more impressive.  

Will the newly arrived Texans take up a sense of responsibility for their adopted state? 

Will the old-timers concede the reality of problems, which will not go away and must be faced?   Or will we experience a tragedy on a grand scale ending in crises and battles over our most precious natural resource? 

This limited seating one-time screening at The Spot Cinema Eatery and Social Haus will be an intimate event to be remembered for ages to come. A Question and Answer Session with Ron Coley will follow the showing of the film.


Ron Coley celebrates our relationship with water through his life’s work.  As an award-winning filmmaker and photographer, an innovator of SCUBA equipment, and an educational leader, he explores a world that few have been privileged to see first-hand.  Combining a mastery of the ancient art of storytelling with photo, Coley brings the mystical fresh water underworld to the surface to share with an international audience.

In June of 1994, Coley found himself in the unique role of overseeing the transitions of the Aquarena Springs Amusement Park to the Aquarena Center for Environmental Education at Texas State University.  During his 20 year tenure, Coley created a shinning example for water ecology and created educational opportunities for the university, the region and State.

Today, Coley lives in Central Texas and on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.


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