Dr. John Lienhard to Introduce His Favorite Film at the MFAH Annual "Movies Houstonians Love" Film Series

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, invites notable Houstonians from different walks of life to present a favorite film in the "Movies Houstonians Love" film series. On Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m., Dr. John Lienhard presents his favorite film, "No Highway in the Sky."

Author Dr. Lienhard, award-winning host of the syndicated KUHF public radio program Engines of Our Ingenuity, is M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of mechanical engineering and history at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D from the University of California at Berkeley and is known for his research in the thermal sciences as well as in cultural history.

Dr. Lienhard's selection, director Henry Koster's No Highway in the Sky (UK, 1951), stars James Stewart as Mr. Honey, an aeronautical engineer. It is Mr. Honey's task to travel from England to the site of a plane crash in Labrador, where he hopes to discover what went wrong with the brand new passenger plane. While aboard his own flight, however, Mr. Honey becomes convinced that the plane will crash. He causes a great ruckus attempting to warn people, but everything seems to be going smoothly. Left appearing foolish, Mr. Honey's professional reputation just might depend on disaster striking twice. Marlene Dietrich co-stars.  This screening in the MFAH's Movies Houstonians Love series is on Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m.

For more information, please call 713-639-7515, or visit the MFAH's website: MFAH.org.  All films are shown in the Brown Auditorium Theater of the MFAH's Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street. Film goers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at the box office, online at MFAH.org, or at Membership or Visitor Services desks in the Law and Beck Buildings during museum hours.