Film/Video

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana


Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 | 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Pre-Film Cuba Libre Happy Hour | 6:30 PM
USA, 2017, 46 minutes | Directed by Judy Kreith & Robin Truesdale

In 1940 Cuba took in 6,000 Jewish refugees, including hundreds of Jewish diamond cutters and their families who, for a few years, turned the small tropical island into one of the world’s major diamond-polishing centers. Featuring an original soundtrack of Cuban and Jewish music, refugees interviewed in the film recall their lives in wartime Havana.

1:00 PM Screening $5 Member | $8 Public
7:30 PM Screening $10 Member | $15 Public (add'l. $8 for Cuba Libra Happy Hour)


For more information, please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at ssafran@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8183.
When:
Dec 20, 2018
Cost:
1:00 PM Screening $5 Member | $8 Public, 7:30 PM Screening $10 Member | $15 Public (add'l. $3 for Cuba Libra Happy Hour)
Time:
7:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30 PM $10 Member | $15 Public (add'l. $3 for Happy Hour)
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ArCH Film Festival Double Feature: Aquarius & Unknown New York

ArCH Film Festival in conjunction with the Houston Cinema Arts Festival

In conjunction with the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, ArCH Film Festival presents a cohesive series of screenings
that highlights themes and issues within architectural discourse.

 

Aquarius, from Director Kleber Mendonça Filho, follows a
65-year old widow and retired music critic. Clara is the last resident of the
Aquarius, an original two-story building built in the 1940s in Recife, Brazil,
that is threatened by the wrecking ball for redevelopment.

 

Written and directed by architect Beverly Willis FAIA,
Unknown New York: The City That Women Built (2018) presents 234 selected
Manhattan projects designed, engineered, or developed by women. With dazzling
color images and a historical narrative, 'Unknown New York' celebrates the
contributions of the women that have shaped the rich and complex urban fabric
of New York City.

When:
Nov 15, 2018
Cost:
$5 AIA members and students, $10 all others
Time:
6:45 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
6:45pm; $5 AIA members and students, $10 all others
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Nuit Blanche Movie Night at Axelrad

Faces Places, JR, Movie Night, Nuit Blanche Houston

Enjoy drinks & movie night with the Nuit Blanche Houston team at the Axelrad bar. We will screen "Faces Places", a documentary on French new wave director Agnes Varda and JR's travel across France, plastering giant portrait of people they photograph. The film was presented in Cannes Festival and nominated for the Oscar in 2018. For Nuit Blanche Houston, several schools in Houston will participate in JR's internationally acclaimed project, Inside/ Out. So join us, enjoy the movie and learn more about the amazing celebration of art we are planning for April 2019 in Downtown Houston!

When:
Nov 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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New Releases: Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)


Winner of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for an ending that “blew the jury away,” this story of a Japanese family of small-time crooks who take in a child has garnered nearly unanimous rave reviews. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu (Lily Franky) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of the girl. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money through petty crime to survive, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. Kore-eda (Maborosi; After the Storm) has created yet another understated and deeply moving humanistic drama. Featuring the late Kirin Kiki, last seen onscreen at the Museum in Sweet Bean.

When:
Jan 31, 2019 to Feb 7, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
2:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
2PM $9. MFAH members, seniors (65+), students with ID, $7
Friday Time & Price:
5&7:30PM $9. MFAH members, seniors (65+), students with ID, $7
Sunday Time & Price:
2PM $9. MFAH members, seniors (65+), students with ID, $7
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Reel Royals: A Man for All Seasons


Winner of six Oscars, this gripping drama concentrates on the last seven years of Sir Thomas More’s (Paul Scofield) life. The struggle between the chancellor and King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) hinges on Henry's determination to break with Rome so he can divorce his current wife and wed again. Catholic More resigns because of his inability to go along with such heresy, and hopes to live out his life as a private citizen. But the King wants nothing less than receiving More’s public approval to his headstrong course. The stellar cast includes Orson Welles as Cardinal Wolsey.

When:
Jan 6, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
2:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
2PM $9. MFAH members, seniors (65+) & students with ID, $7
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Zine Fest Houston 2018


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 17 from 12-6 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2018
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome.

The theme of this year’s festival is WRESTLING!

2018 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE*

PROJECT SPACE
12:30-2:00
PM Screening of "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of
African-American Women in the Ring" by Chris Bournea (82 minutes)
2:00-3:00 PM Mockingbird Network Recording
3:00-4:00 PM Comedy and Agony: A History of Wrestling and Humor with Tex Lonestar of Doomsday Wrestling
4:00-5:00
PM Latinx Zinesters in Texas: A Reading & Discussion Featuring
Reyes Ramirez, Claudia Delfina Cardona and Yeiry Guevara, Moderated by S Rodriguez
5:00-6:00 PM Jennifer Mathieu: From Riot Grrrl to YA Author: How Zines Changed My Life and Birthed a Book!

CLASSROOM SPACE
1:00-3:00 PM Youth Zine-making Workshop
3:00-4:30 PM Détournement: Content Re-routing in Comics with Christopher Sperandio

OUTDOOR FRONT LAWN
4:05-4:20 PM Doomsday Wrestling Grudge Match

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Somos Semillas Vegan Kitchen, and Poodle Floss Cotton Candy!

SAFER SPACES POLICY
Zine
Fest Houston is FREE TO ALL, but please be aware that the festival has a
zero tolerance policy for sexism, racism, classism, homophobia,
transphobia, ableism, ageism, or any other forms of discrimination and
abuse taken against members of our community such as theft of money or
property, physical, verbal, or mental abuse, sexual harassment,
inappropriate/unwelcome comments and behaviors, disruptive or
disrespectful behavior, and causing a participant or attendee to feel
distressed or unsafe. We encourage everyone participating and attending
to help us hold the festival up to the standard we have set, and to
advise festival organizers if any issues arise in this regard during
ZFH. Thank you!

ABOUT ZINE FEST HOUSTON
Zine Fest Houston
(ZFH) is an annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines
(self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative and underground DIY media and art.

Admission is
always free and low cost table space is made available for creators,
writers, and artists involved in the creation, publication,
distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media.

ZFH is the
sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging
and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community
to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to
productive collaboration.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to info@zinefesthouston.org.

When:
Nov 17, 2018
The Zine Fest Houston after party will be after the festival on Saturday, November 17th at Axelrad (1517 Alabama, Houston, TX 77004) starting at 7:30PM.
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE

New Releases: Tea with the Dames


Celebrated British performers Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright have each been given the title of Dame, with scores of iconic performances and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. These longtime friends meet for a weekend in the country to reminisce and share their candid thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and film clips from their stage and screen careers, Tea With the Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats—up close and unfiltered.

Read a review of the film from NPR.

When:
Dec 27, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Saturday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Sunday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Filming America: Wanda


With her first and only feature film—a gritty drama she wrote, directed, and starred in—Barbara Loden (1932-1980) created a groundbreaking, pre-feminist work of American independent cinema. Set in a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape, and shot in an intensely intimate vérité style, the film introduces the distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loden), who has left her husband and lost custody of her children. She finds herself alone, drifting between dingy bars and motels, encountering a series of men, including a bank robber who ropes her into his next scheme. Recently restored, Wanda is a compassionate and indelible portrait of a woman stranded on society’s margins that has influenced generations of artists and filmmakers.

Wanda is so true: it really hits you between the eyes.” – Sight and Sound

From the 2012 UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour: Cited by Jonathan Rosenbaum as one of the 100 greatest American films ever made, Barbara Loden’s neorealist gem centers on her brilliant performance as a rural Pennsylvanian housewife embarked upon a flight to nowhere, traveling through an American landscape of decrepit factories, two-lane wastelands, and ratty motels. Dragged into a relationship with a small-time crook (Michael Higgins), Loden’s Wanda seems to possess a view of desperation filtered through a tinted windshield. Her creative partner in the production was cinematographer/editor Nick Proferes, who emerged from the then-vital tradition of cinema verité. Loden’s and Higgins’s brilliant acting performances are held in perfect balance by both the nonactors who surround them and Proferes’s photography of small-town Pennsylvania.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and GUCCI.
When:
Dec 30, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
5:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
5PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Filming America: Life & Nothing More


Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) yearns to find his purpose. With his mother (Regina Williams) longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, however, leads him to a precarious crossroad. With a style that bears comparison to Italian neorealism, this compelling drama won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards.

Filmmaker magazine says, “likely to draw comparisons with Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, . . .  Life and Nothing More is a slice of moving and immersive contemporary neo-realism that deserves to be celebrated on its own merits.”

When:
Dec 22, 2018 to Jan 1, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
2PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Saturday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Filming America: Hale County This Morning, This Evening


Photographer RaMell Ross earned a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for this sensitive debut film, an intimate portrait of two young men in rural Hale County, Alabama. Daniel Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Quincy Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son. The men’s individual experiences of the quotidian and sublime aspects of life are contrasted with the larger community they are part of. Hale County This Morning, This Evening leaves an emotive impression of a contemporary Southern town.

“Void of the traditional struggle on which documentaries about the black experience often center, Hale County ruptures conventional – and often stereotypical – depictions . . . to create an experience that is simple, complex, and revelatory.” – Los Angeles Times

Read more about the film in ArtForum.

When:
Dec 21, 2018 to Jan 21, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
12PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Friday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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