McConaughey-narrated Texas wildlife film debuts Friday

TEXAS — If you’re headed to the movies this weekend and looking for something other than “Top Gun” or superhero fare that the whole family can enjoy, this might be the thing for you.

“Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story” opens in Texas theaters on Friday.

The film is a documentary narrated by Texas native Matthew McConaughey described on its website as “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.”  

The film is focused on conservation efforts and explores the state’s rich and varied landscapes.

“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,” the description continues.

“Deep in the Heart” takes viewers “from the highest peaks in West Texas, through our aquifers, rivers, and bays, and deep into the Gulf of Mexico.”