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Shōgun | Episode 8 “The Abyss of Life”

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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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. 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




A Director’s Perspective
The acclaimed 2024 TV series Shōgun is based on the James Clavell novel of the same name. The MFAH presents Episode 8 “The Abyss of Life,” directed by Houston filmmaker Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, who introduces the screening and participates in a Q&A afterward. (Shōgun was previously adapted into a miniseries in 1980.)

Shōgun Episode 8 “The Abyss of Life”
After his son’s tragic death, Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada) travels home to mourn. The army of Toranaga’s charismatic half-brother, Saeki, follows close behind, surrounding the city of Edo to ensure Toranaga’s surrender. During this journey, Mariko (Anna Sawai) informs a frustrated Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis) that he has been released from Toranaga’s service.

► Admission is free with your ticket

About the Speaker
A Ghanaian-American writer/director born and raised in Houston, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. spent almost a decade working in Japan. He made his feature debut writing and directing Black Box for Blumhouse and Amazon as part of the Welcome to the Blumhouse collection. The sci-fi thriller was a New York Times Critic’s Pick and is rated “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. Osei-Kuffour’s other credits include The Midnight Club, The Recruit, and Star Trek Discovery.


July 14
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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