Restorations & Revivals: Household Saints

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

Revisit a 1990s star-studded indie gem that perfectly balances humor, tragedy, and pathos in the chronicles of a spirited Italian American New York family. Household Saints stars Vincent D’Onofrio as a butcher who “wins” his wife (Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. Over the protests of his eccentric Catholic mother, Carmela, the couple marries. When […]

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New Releases: About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne)

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

The latest drama from celebrated Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a work of elegant, novelistic filmmaking, rigorously unpacking questions of belief versus action, the tangible versus the enigmatic, and who we wish to be versus how we live. Samet (Deniz Celiloglu), an elementary school teacher working in rural eastern Anatolia, hopes to move to […]

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New Releases: About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne)

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

The latest drama from celebrated Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a work of elegant, novelistic filmmaking, rigorously unpacking questions of belief versus action, the tangible versus the enigmatic, and who we wish to be versus how we live. Samet (Deniz Celiloglu), an elementary school teacher working in rural eastern Anatolia, hopes to move to […]

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Movies Houstonians Love: Meet Me in St. Louis

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

Introduced by Khori Dastoor, General Director & CEO at Houston Grand Opera. Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien star in this heart-warming musical from Vincente Minnelli. The story concerns a colorful, early 20th-century St. Louis family’s emotional experience when they learn their father has been transferred—and they must move to New York. Khori Dastoor is a […]

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Restorations & Revivals: Pandora’s Box

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

Early German cinema master G. W. Pabst cast Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legend was defined by this stylish and controversial melodrama. One of silent cinema’s great masterworks and a testament to Brooks’s dazzling individuality, Pandora’s Box follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating […]

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Houston Jewish Film Festival: The Artist’s Daughter, Oil On Canvas

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

Post-film Zoom Q&A with filmmaker Margarita Linton. A visit to her estranged father’s Tel Aviv exhibition of self-portraits renews the filmmaker’s relationship with him, but not the way she expected. As she unearths a lifetime of her feelings of neglect through conversations with members of her family, she begins to understand how much her father’s […]

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Houston Jewish Film Festival: Martha Lieberkajj: A Stolen Life (Martha Liebermann – Ein Gestohlenes Leben)

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

Set in Berlin, this gripping biopic follows Martha Liebermann, an upper-class widow who could never have imagined having to leave her beloved homeland at the age of 85. As a German Jew in 1943, however, her only choice is to go abroad or wait to be deported to a concentration camp. For now, the reputation […]

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Restorations & Revivals: Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain)

Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Street , Houston, TX, United States

In one of the most beloved and acclaimed romantic comedies ever made, Audrey Tatou plays a naïve Montmarte waitress who performs random acts of kindness for others, but privately leads a lonely, melancholic life bereft of love. The imaginative, whimsical masterpiece from the director of Delicatessen and City of Lost Children is also set to […]

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