Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Kitch and Class at the MFA

Leon casino,

There will be no turkey served at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in the next few days - just some classy movies from a bygone era.On Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 7 p.m. the MFA unwinds The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound To Lose. Director Sam Wainwright (originally from Houston) will intro the film the first two nights.You will remember the HMR from the soundtrack to Easy Rider. The song If You Want To Be A Bird plays as Jack Nicholson rides on the back of Dennis Hopper's chopper. This docu fills in what you don't remember. Like the time the group appeared on Laugh-In. Actor/playwright Sam Shepard played drums for a few years and pops up here but the meat of the band came from main members Peter Stempfel and Steve Weber.Monday, November 26 (7 p.m.) the MFA presents the 1951 airliner drama No Highway in the Sky. The film will be introed by John Lienhard a local professor and cultural historian who will talk about the physics of aviation before the film.


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