There will be two Guggenheim Fellows onstage during the MFAH Film Special Presentation: A Conversation with Author Nick Flynn. Both Flynn and his partner for the evening, author and neuroscientist David Eagleman, have won the prestigious fellowship for their previous works. The pair will be discussing Flynn's newest release, The Reenactments: A Memoir. The book picks up where his Another Bullshit Night in Suck City left off. That book told the story of Flynn's life during his early twenties. Trying to launch his career as a writer, he took a job at a homeless shelter and subsequently met his estranged father, a shelter resident. Reenactments details Flynn's experience in making Suck City into Being Flynn, a movie with Robert De Niro, in 2012, recounting such moments as his being on set during the filming of his mother's suicide and the depiction of his father's long-term homelessness. Flynn, an assistant professor at the University of Houston, and Eagleman, director of the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, will use film clips to illustrate their discussion of Reenactments.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2 p.m., 2013