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James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:30 PM  to 8:30 PM

Brown Auditorium Theater, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, Texas, USA

The Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals, together with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents 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. There will be a post-film discussion with author Ben Fountain and one of the film's producers. 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. Join the conversation online with #BakerRYP. To purchase tickets, visit the MFAH event page here. Cost of attendance is $9 for the general public and $7 for MFAH members, senior citizens and students with an ID. The discounted admission for Roundtable members is $7 with the promotional code included in the email invitation. For registration assistance, contact events coordinator Macy Pruitt (713.348.4336 or mpruitt@rice.edu). For questions about Roundtable membership, please contact assistant director of development Starr Dickerson (713.348.8087 or starrd@rice.edu). For information about membership in the Roundtable Young Professionals, please contact assistant development officer Emily Kinkaid (713.348.5191 or emily.kinkaid@rice.edu).

Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge

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