Jazz on Film : Jazz Films by John and Faith Hubley

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

Between the 1950s and 1970s, animators John and Faith Hubley made their own independent films with intelligence, passion, humor, and great music. Their poetic sensibility and whimsical, impressionistic visual style fit perfectly with jazz music. “There’s something about jazz’s bending of time within a rigid format that also applies to animation,” Faith Hubley once observed. […]

$7 – $9

Jazz on Film: Lets’ Get Lost

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

Part of MFAH's "Jazz on Film" series In the 1950s, Chet Baker’s jazz trumpeting, intimate crooning, and pretty-boy good looks epitomized West Coast cool. When photographer Bruce Weber caught up with him three decades later, time and drug addiction had ravaged Baker’s life and angelic beauty. Shown here in a new 4K digital restoration, the […]

$7 – $9

Disco Boy

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

The charismatic Franz Rogowski (Passages; Transit) stars as a Belarusian immigrant haunted by his actions while serving in the French Foreign Legion. Giacomo Abbruzzese’s stylish debut feature won the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution. The Guardian calls Disco Boy “a visually thrilling, ambitious, and distinctly freaky adventure into the heart of […]

$7 – $9

The Boy and the Heron (Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka)

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

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 2023, 124 min., digital) Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Sunday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. (B) (dubbed in English) Thursday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Not recommended for children Winner of the 2024 Oscar for Best Animated Film and over […]

$7 – $9

The Boy and the Heron (Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka)

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

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 2023, 124 min., digital) Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Sunday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. (B) (dubbed in English) Thursday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Not recommended for children Winner of the 2024 Oscar for Best Animated Film and over […]

$7 – $9

The Boy and the Heron (Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka)

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

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 2023, 124 min., digital) Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Sunday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. (B) (dubbed in English) Thursday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Not recommended for children Winner of the 2024 Oscar for Best Animated Film and over […]

$7 – $9

The Boy and the Heron (Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka)

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

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 2023, 124 min., digital) Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Sunday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. (B) (dubbed in English) Thursday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. (B) (in Japanese with English subtitles) Not recommended for children Winner of the 2024 Oscar for Best Animated Film and over […]

$7 – $9
Event Series Classe tous risques

Classe tous risques

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

Directed by Claude Sautet (France, 1960, 109 min., in French with English subtitles, digital restoration) Saturday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 5:00 p.m. Brown Auditorium Theater Claude Sautet’s first major feature stars Lino Ventura as Abel Davos, a wanted man in Italy, who stages a robbery in order to get money to relocate […]

$7 – $9

Shōgun | Episode 8 “The Abyss of Life”

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

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 […]

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Event Series Classe tous risques

Classe tous risques

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

Directed by Claude Sautet (France, 1960, 109 min., in French with English subtitles, digital restoration) Saturday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 5:00 p.m. Brown Auditorium Theater Claude Sautet’s first major feature stars Lino Ventura as Abel Davos, a wanted man in Italy, who stages a robbery in order to get money to relocate […]

$7 – $9

Divine Intervention (Yadon Ilaheyya)

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

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 […]

$7 – $9
Event Series Le samouraï

Le samouraï

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

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (France, 1967, 105 min., in French with English subtitles, digital restoration) Saturday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. (B) Sunday, July 21, 5:00 p.m. (B) In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, he finds himself caught between a persistent police […]

$7 – $9