Event Series New Releases: The Peasants

New Releases: The Peasants

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

From the Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Loving Vincent comes the painterly story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late-19th-century Polish village—a hotbed of gossip, feuds, adherence to tradition, and deep-rooted patriarchy. When Jagna finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the community’s leading men, her […]

$7 – $9

Movies Houstonians Love: Caravaggio

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

Introduced by Houston artist David McGee A profound reflection on art, sexuality, and identity, Caravaggio recounts the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and flirtations with the underworld. The film incorporates Caravaggio’s precise aesthetic into the visuals, while touching on all of director Derek Jarman’s major concerns: history, homosexuality, […]

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Latin Wave 17: Pictures of Ghosts

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

The latest from celebrated director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Bacurau), delves into the coastal city of Recife’s historical and human fabric, focusing on its iconic movie theaters that once served as hubs of social interaction during the 20th century. The film reflects profound shifts in societal norms and practices through a blend of archival documentary, mystery, […]

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Latin Wave 17: The Practice

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

The latest film by trailblazing director Martín Rejtman, a key figure in the New Argentine Cinema, is a shrewd, deadpan comedy featuring an outstanding ensemble cast led by Esteban Bigliardi. The Practice concerns an Argentine yoga instructor living in Chile who must deal with increasingly absurd situations—including a persistent knee injury, the search for a […]

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Latin wave 17: The Punishment (El castigo)

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

After leaving their son alone in the woods for a few minutes as a punishment for misbehaving during a family drive, Ana and Mateo embark on a desperate search to find him. This award-winning psychological drama about parenthood and marriage marks the eighth film by pioneering director of Chilean independent cinema Matías Bize. Shot in […]

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Event Series Latin Wave 17: Totem

Latin Wave 17: Totem

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

One of the best-reviewed Mexican films in recent times, the Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards–nominated Tótem centers on 7-year-old Sol, who is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for her father’s birthday party, organized by her mother, aunts, and other relatives. As the day goes on, building to an event both anticipated and dreaded, […]

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Latin Wave 17: The Echo (El eco)

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Berlin, Chicago, and Morelia film festivals, the latest work by Mexican-Salvadoran Tatiana Huezo (Prayers for the Stolen) is an epic, intimate, and lyrical portrayal of life set in a small rural mountain village. In The Echo, teenagers take care of their elders and tend to the sheep. […]

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Latin Wave 17: Puan

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

In this witty and incisive comedy, Professor Marcelo Pena (Marcelo Subiotto) finds himself on the cusp of being named head of the philosophy department at the Public University of Buenos Aires, following the death of his esteemed mentor. However, the long-awaited moment of triumph is upended when the charming and renowned Professor Rafael Sujarchuk (Leonardo […]

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Latin Wave 17: The Last Ones

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

The assured debut feature by Sebastián Peña Escobar is an unexpected buddy comedy and road movie presented in the form of a documentary. The Last Ones follows three skeptical ecologists on their journey to Paraguay’s last virgin forests, engaging in passionate debates about the future of our species. As a massive wildfire threatens the area, […]

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Latin Wave 17: The Settlers

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

Tierra del Fuego, Chile, 1901. Three horsemen embark on an expedition, tasked with securing a wealthy landowner’s vast property. Accompanying a British lieutenant and an American mercenary is a mestizo marksman, who comes to realize the true mission is to violently “remove” the Indigenous population. A visceral reckoning with national myth, The Settlers is a […]

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