Special Event: Movies Houstonians Love Presented by Dr. Bud Frazier with filmmaker Richard Pearce
At the Sunday night screening, Dr. Frazier will share his unique connection with the production of the film Threshold (1981)and discuss several fascinating themes in the movie with Dr. Billy Cohn, filmmaker Richard Pearce, and Author Mimi Swartz.
Texas Heart Institute founder, Dr. Denton A. Cooley provided consultation for the movie where Donald Sutherland plays a celebrated heart surgeon who supports the research of an offbeat scientist (Jeff Goldblum) pioneering the invention of an artificial human heart.
Many say the movie is based directly on Dr. Cooley’s career since he was the first doctor to use an artificial heart in a patient whose heart was unrepairable on the operating table. The movie seems to closely follow the circumstance of the world’s first operation by Dr. Cooley in 1969, long before the movie was released.
Limited Seating, advanced tickets available online through MFAH
The MFAH annual film series invites notable Houstonians to present a favorite film. An initiative of the MFAH film committee, Movies Houstonians Love introduces new audiences to the year-round film programming offered in the Museum’s Brown Auditorium Theater. Over the years, presenters have included luminaries such as ballet stars, musicians former First Ladies, sports stars, fashion designers, restauranteurs, filmmakers, radio hosts and every Houston mayor since its launch.
About Texas Heart Institute
The Texas Heart Institute (THI), founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care. More information about THI (@Texas_Heart) is available at www.texasheart.org.