Reception in the Museum galleries, 5:30 p.m.
Introduced by Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, director, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Post-film discussion with author Ben Fountain and Rich Levy, executive director of Inprint and member of MFAH film committee
In partnership with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Museum presents the latest film by Ang Lee: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the Ben Fountain novel.
Private Billy Lynn becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq. During a victory tour that culminates at the halftime show of the Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving Day, flashbacks reveal what really happened.
Film producer Stephen Cornwell is invited to attend.
About Ben Fountain
Ben Fountain lives in Dallas. His work has appeared in Harper’s, Paris Review, and Zoetrope: All-Story. He received a PEN/Hemingway award for Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories; and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for his debut novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.