You hear him on the radio: Dr. John Lienhard of KUHFs Engines of Our Ingenuity. Hes the guy who hosts those segments about science and discoveries and all that. Oh, yeah, hes also the M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of mechanical engineering and history at the University of Houston (hey, were impressed). Today youll be able to meet Dr. Lienhard when he hosts a screening of his favorite movie, No Highway in the Sky, a black-and-white 1951 jewel directed by Henry Koster. Its easy to see why No Highway is the good doctors favorite: Its about a scientist, one Mr. Theodore Honey (they had names like that back in the 1950s). Played by Jimmy Stewart, Honey is an aeronautic scientist on his way to a plane crash site when he figures out that the plane hes on is faulty and its going to crash, too. So, does the brainy Dr. Lienhard think that well eventually have a highway in the sky? Were not sure. Ask him when you get to tonights 7 p.m. screening and let us know, will ya? Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet. For more information, call 7136397515 or visit www.mfah.org. $6 to $7.
Mon., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., 2007