Movies Houstonians Love: Author Mat Johnson Presents “Funny Bones”

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Introduced by author Mat Johnson, University of Houston Creative Writing Program

Aspiring comedian Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) finds his career overshadowed by the success of his comedy-legend father (Jerry Lewis). Feeling dejected in Las Vegas, Tommy flies to his hometown, the English seaside resort of Blackpool, to find a new act—or at least steal one to use as his own. There, he meets a woman (Leslie Caron) and a uncovers a family secret. Blending humor and hatred with startling results, the film unravels a mystery that leaves audiences haunted long afterward.

“Lovingly recapturing the visual texture of the past while embracing the artistic challenges of the future, Funny Bones is a rare contemporary delight. Unfolding in what seems, at first, quite a random fashion . . . the movie will, ultimately, come together and deliver a payoff.” —Austin Chronicle

About the presenter
Mat Johnson, a professor in the UH creative writing program, is the author of the novels "Drop," "Hunting in Harlem," "Loving Day," and "Pym"; the nonfiction re-creation "The Great Negro Plot"; and the comic books "Dark Rain" and "Incognegro." He is a recipient of the USA James Baldwin Fellowship, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.

Movies Houstonians Love is generously underwritten by Gensler.

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