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Hands on a Hardbody + Welcome to Spivey’s Corner

August 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

On Friday August 12, No Name Cinema will be presenting ’90s slice-of-life doc Hands on a Hardbody, along with opening short film from the Folkstreams collection, Welcome to Spivey’s Corner!

Fri, Aug 12—doors at 7 pm, films at 7:30 pm
No Name Cinema, 2013 Pinon St, Santa Fe.
Free to attend – Free popcorn
(donations appreciated!)

Hands on a Hardbody
(98 min, 1997, directed by S.R. Bindler)
In 1995 the Jack Long Nissan dealership held its fourth annual “Hands on a Hardbody” competition in which twenty four contestants were tasked with becoming the last person left standing while maintaining hand contact with a brand new Nissan Hardbody pickup truck. Documented with Hi-8 video cameras in filmmaker S.R.Bindler’s hometown of Longview, Texas, HOHB covers seventy seven hours of human endurance. Beginning as a comedy of absurd competition and the camaraderie of suffering, the film simultaneously becomes a philosophical and psychological examination on the limits of mental exhaustion, lust for material possessions, and the depravity of capitalism. Cowboy narrator and winner of the inaugural 1992 competition, Benny Perkins, insightfully guides us through the film’s whirlwind of humor, heartbreak, and sleep deprived hallucination. As Perkins states, “this is a human drama thing. … You gotta have the mettle. … If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay up on the porch with the pups.”

with opening short film:
Welcome to Spivey’s Corner (17 min, 1978, directed by Kier Cline)
Hollerin’ is the world’s oldest form of communication. In this short documentary, hollerers converge on the small town of Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina to compete at the National Hollerin’ Contest. Contenders showcase their talents as they shriek, scream, bellow, and shout into a microphone for a crowd of hollerin’ enthusiasts whilst giving us insight into this complex yet primitive form of rural communication.


August 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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No Name Cinema
2013 Pinon Street
Santa Fe, NM
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