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Movies that Matter

We invite you to experience this quarterly film series that highlights important human rights issues. Each event features a movie screening with English subtitles, followed by a moderated discussion with special guests.

Admission is free. Reservations can be made via and entering Fort Worth Movies That Matter in the search field. All seating becomes available first come, first served 15 minutes before the published start time of the program. The auditorium seats 248.

Underwater Dreams
2014, NR, 86 min.

Written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, this is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. The documentary was the basis for the theatrical film, Spare Parts, which was released in January 2015 and stars George Lopez, Marissa Tomei and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Preview the Trailer

Underwater Dreams Movie Poster


Movies That Matter: A Human Rights Film Series is a quarterly program of the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission. This screening is presented in partnership with the Fort Worth Library, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 

For more information, follow Movies that Matter at or send an email to  For a schedule of films, visit Trailers for some of this year's films can be found on YouTube.

Updated 5 June 2015

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