With director Robb Bindler and star Benny Perkins in attendance! Plus a special photo op with a Nissan Hardbody, provided by Martinez Motorsports!

In Robb 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.

Unavailable on video or DVD for the past ten years, this seminal Texas documentary returns to Austin as the third film in the Texas Independent Film Network's Spring 2013 program. This re-release is fully remastered with never-before-seen additional footage, and Director Robb Bindler and Veteran Hardbody Contestant Benny Perkins will finish off the night with a Q&A after the film!

“'HANDS ON A HARDBODY 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



Friday, April 26, 8 PM
AFS at the Marchesa
(6226 Middle Fiskville Rd near Highland Mall)

Additional images and links to national press coverage can be found at the film's Official Website.

$10 General Admission / $8 AFS MAKE & WATCH members plus students (with valid ID) / $5 to AFS LOVE members / Free to AFS Premiere members

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