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Divine Intervention (Yadon Ilaheyya)

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$7 – $9

Event Admission

GENERAL INFORMATION Please check the location for your movie! Films are screened in Brown Auditorium Theater in the Caroline Wiess Law Building or the Lynn Wyatt Theater in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. Use the 5500 Main Street entrance or the MFAH parking garages to access tunnels to both theaters. See map on back cover. For after-hours films in Brown Auditorium Theater, filmgoers may use the Main Street entrance to the Law Building. Refreshments are not permitted in the theaters. Audience members are kindly requested to silence all electronic devices once the film begins. Many films are unrated and may not be appropriate for younger viewers. Call 713-639-7531 with questions. PLAN YOUR VISIT Visit mfah.org/visit/parking for all parking options. Advance tickets are recommended. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry. If you have questions about accessibility resources in the Museum’s auditoriums, please email accessibility@mfah.org or call 713-639-7300. ADMISSION Except where otherwise indicated, film tickets are $9. Museum members, students with ID, and seniors (65+) receive a $2 discount. No other discounts apply. Children 5 and under are admitted free—please check suitability of films for younger viewers. Purchase tickets in advance at mfah.org/film, at membership desks in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building or Audrey Jones Beck Building during Museum hours, or at the theater box office prior to show time. Credit cards and cash are accepted in person. FILM BUFFS Film Buffs is the Museum’s membership group for movie lovers. Call 713-639-7550 or visit mfah.org/filmbuffs for more information. Dues start at $85 and benefits include discounted admission to MFAH Films, discounted garage parking, and free passes to sneak preview screenings of new films! Museum members are eligible for a discount on the annual dues. The screening schedule is subject to change. Please follow MFAH Films on social media. All films are presented in their original languages with English subtitles, except where noted. Information line: 713-639-7515 Museum Call Center: 713-639-7771 Updates: mfah.org/films Like us on Facebook: fb.com/MFAHfilms Follow us on Twitter: @mfahfilms Follow us on Instagram: @mfahouston




Directed by Elia Suleiman
(France/Morocco/Germany/Occupied Palestinian
Territory, 2002, 92 min., in Arabic, English, and
Hebrew with English subtitles, digital)
Friday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. BROWN

Introduced by Dr. Tish Stringer, MFAH lead projectionist

Writer/director Elia Suleiman stars in this collection of cinematic vignettes capturing the absurdity of everyday life under occupation. A dark comedy in the style of Jacques Tati or Buster Keaton, Suleiman pokes fun at tragic situations and encourages us to do the same in ironic, imaginative scenes about garbage, neighbors, and dating. The surreal logic highlighted in the film played out in real time during its release more than 20 years ago as Divine Intervention seemed poised to secure an Oscar nomination after winning the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, but was rejected by the Motion Picture Academy because entries must be nominated by their nation of origin, and Palestine was not recognized as a nation. — Dr. Tish Stringer


July 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$7 – $9
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Museum of Fine Arts – Caroline Wiess Law Building
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Houston, TX 77005 United States
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