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Kick off Engine’s Documentary Salon series with a screening of 1997 cult classic “Hands on a Hardbody” followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Julia Wall Nickles and Mike Nickles, who recently directed the film Holly Star, filmed in Biddeford and Saco. The Q&A will be moderated by Joshua Bodwell of Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.
“This film is a phenomenon.” –Quentin Tarantino
In S.R. Bindler’s 1997 cult classic, two dozen small-town Texans compete for a brand-new “hardbody” pickup truck at a local car dealership. The event is a contest of endurance and sleep-deprivation—whoever can remain standing the longest with one hand on the truck will get to drive it home. Capturing several days of lunacy, laughter, struggle and heartbreak, Hands On a Hardbody is more than a documentary about winning a truck. It is a remarkable study of competition, camaraderie, faith and determination—the ultimate human drama.
Engine’s Documentary Salon Series is sponsored by Bangor Savings.