Movies Houstonians Love: Nick Flynn - Hands on a Hardbody

Now in its eighth season, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston film series Movies Houstonians Love is partnering with poet/author Nick Flynn and Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) for today’s screening of Hands on a Hardbody. A cult favorite, the 1997 documentary chronicles the adventures of a group of contestants vying for a brand-new pickup truck. Every year a Nissan dealership holds a rather unusual contest: Twenty-four people surround a new truck, put one hand on the vehicle and…stand there. The last person standing with his or her hand on the truck wins the vehicle.

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Flynn, the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (which was made into the Robert De Niro film Being Flynn) and The Reenactments (about the making of the film), is a professor in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing program. TUTS has an upcoming production of the stage play Hands on a Hardbody slated for later this summer. 7 p.m. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org. $9.
Mon., April 28, 7 p.m., 2014

 
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