Hands on a Hard Body

Hands on a Hard Body

Directed by: S. R. Bindler

Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Digital projection

In HANDS ON A HARD BODY, 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 HARD BODY is more than a documentary about winning a truck. It is a remarkable study of competition, camaraderie, faith and determination—the ultimate human drama.

“Made on the most modest of means, HANDS ON A HARD BODY is a classic piece of Americana, a down-home documentary that not only produces gales of laughter but also manages, by the end, to come together as a highly unlikely metaphor for the rigors of human existence.” – Variety

97 Minutes
USA, 1997


"Wonderfully observant, surprisingly fascinating."
- The New York Times


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