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Special Screening of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

The Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals, together with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, hosted a special screening of Ang Lee’s latest film “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the novel by Ben Fountain. The story centers on Pvt. Billy Lynn, who becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq. During a victory tour through the U.S. that culminates at the halftime show of a football game, flashbacks reveal what really happened.

The event concluded with a post-film discussion and Q&A with author Ben Fountain. Fountain is also the author of acclaimed short-story collection “Brief Encounters With Che Guevara.” He has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Award and two Pushcart Prizes. In addition, he was shortlisted for the International Author of the Year Award in 2012. His fiction has been published in Harper's, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story and Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, among other publications.

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5:30 pm — Reception in the museum galleries
6:30 pm — Movie screening, followed by discussion



Wed, March 29, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Brown Auditorium Theater
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Located in the Law Building of the MFAH