Film/Video

Brasil Houston - Documentary Night


FREE Documentary Night 8:30pm
Brasil Back Patio
New York 1980's

Location: 2604 Dunlavy St.

When:
Apr 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:30 pm
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Houston Jewish Film Festival: The Cakemaker


German baker Thomas has an affair with Oren, a married Israeli businessman who frequently visits Berlin. After Oren dies in a car crash, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers about his lover’s death. Thomas finds and starts working for Oren’s widowed wife, who owns a small café. Intimately involved with the widow, he must stretch his lie to protect the truth about Oren.

“The Cakemaker believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation, nor religious belief can deter.” —New York Times

“Despite, or perhaps because of, its position as one of the most polarizing of nations, Israel continues to produce exceptional films, including ones that have nothing to do with the current political situation. The Cakemaker is just such a film.” —Los Angeles Times

When:
Apr 1, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
7PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Special Presentations: The Legend of Big Bend: A film and live performance event


Special Ticket Prices: $15 general public; MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students with ID receive $3 discount.

EXCLUSIVE HOUSTON PREMIERE!

This multimedia film and performance event showcases the epic grandeur of West Texas’s Big Bend. The Legend of Big Bend concert features engaging storytelling, breathtaking imagery, and original music by Austin’s Montopolis rock-and-roll chamber orchestra, performing live on the Brown Auditorium stage. Filmmaker David Barrow captured hours of footage at Big Bend, documenting the sweeping landscapes and intimate details of this singular location. Poets, philosophers, scientists, and historians speak of this mysterious and desolate Big Bend in narration that guides the audience on an epic adventure. Memorable and immersive, this special film concert promises a uniquely Texas experience.

Justin Sherburn, piano

Greg Jones, guitar

Michael St. Clair, bass/ trombone 

Andy Beaudoin, drums

Leigh Mahoney, violin

Blake Turner, viola

Sara Nelson, cello 

When:
Apr 28, 2019
Cost:
Special Ticket Prices: $15 general public; MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students with ID receive $3 discount.
Time:
3:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
3PM $15. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $12
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Houston Palestine Film Fesitval: Capernaum


Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Capernaum (Chaos), a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and to assert his rights, he takes them to court, suing them for the “crime” of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain as he endures life on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her infant son, being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom.

Capernaum was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Labaka placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors’s instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them. While steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people, Capernaum is a film with an expansive palette: without warning it can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of poetic imagery. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, Capernaum is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.

When:
Apr 27, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Houston Palestine Film Fesitval: Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience in Palestine


Appearance by filmmaker Alexandra Dols, who leads a post-film Q & A with author Samah Jabr

This powerful documentary, guided by psychiatrist and author Samah Jabr, considers the impact of decades living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Personal testimonials from diverse individuals are enhanced by vividly filmed scenes, presenting a compelling and candid narrative.

About the Speaker
Alexandra Dols is an author, director, and producer. She cofounded Hybrid Pulse and coproduced and directed several short and two feature documentaries: Moudjahidate (2008) and Beyond the Frontlines (2017). A contributor to French website Le cinéma est politique [Movies are Politics], she also teaches visual literacy. In 2017, she copublished Samah Jabr’s first book with French publishing house PMN Editions.

When:
Apr 26, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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New Releases: Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)


Halla is a passionate environmental activist who secretly wages war on the local aluminum industry threatening Iceland’s highlands. Āsa is her New Age twin sister (both played by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir from TV’s Trapped). As Halla’s actions grow bolder, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. However, when her application to adopt a child is accepted, she prepares to abandon her role as saboteur to fulfill her dream of motherhood. This highly original drama is another example of the robust filmmaking scene in Scandinavia.

Read a review of the film.

Read an interview with the filmmaker.

Read another review!

When:
Apr 19, 2019 to Apr 21, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm to 5:00 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:
5PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Filming Vincent: Vincent and Theo


Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art

Introduced by Margarita De La Vega-Hurtado, MFAH film committee member

Filmed on location in Provence, France, and in Holland, Robert Altman’s biopic Vincent & Theo concentrates on the relationship between artist Vincent van Gogh (Tim Roth) and Van Gogh’s beloved brother, Theo (Paul Rhys). Based on letters written by the painter to his art-dealer brother, this beautiful story of love and compassion captures the artist’s creativity and state of mind as Theo—who recognizes his brother’s genius—cannot convince an indifferent public to buy Vincent van Gogh’s work.

When:
Apr 13, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Special Presentations: Cocksucker Blues


Mature Audiences Only

Pleased with Robert Frank’s photographs for the cover of their 1972 album Exile on Main St., the Rolling Stones invited him to document their next U.S. tour. Frank and his collaborator, Danny Seymour, created the observational documentary capturing the legendary musicians and their entourages in private encounters – later considered too revealing by some of the band members. This cult classic is available courtesy of the Museum’s longtime involvement with Robert Frank’s photography and films.

“A ragged travelogue of debauchery and despair . . . a hell of a film, in every sense of the phrase. It shares in the verité trappings of Gimme Shelter, but if [directors Albert and David] Maysles’s preferred aesthetic was ‘direct cinema,’ Frank’s is more like indirect cinema: impressionistic, collagist, morally and emotionally destabilizing.” —Slate

See what the New Yorker said about this documentary.

Check out Variety’s take on the film.

Special Ticket Prices
$10 general admission
MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students with ID receive $2 discount

When:
Apr 12, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Sunday Time & Price:
5PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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New Releases: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché


French-born Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968) saw the future through the camera lens and became the world’s first female filmmaker. She made her first film at 21 and was appointed head of production at France’s Gaumont studio just two years later. After moving to the U.S. she founded her own company in 1910 and made 1,000 films that experimented with colorization, sound, and special effects. The film’s title comes from her customary instruction to her actors: “Be natural.” Jodie Foster narrates this energetic documentary celebrating Guy-Blaché’s major role in the history of cinema.

“A detective story wrapped up as a biopic ... had me in tears by the time it ended. A stirring document of an amazing filmmaker!” —Deadline Hollywood

“A timely contribution to the conversation about the challenges facing women filmmakers ... someone who really should be better known by now.” —the Hollywood Reporter

• Read a review from the Los Angeles Times.

• Read an interview with director Pamela Green.

Watch “The First Woman Filmmaker Nobody’s Heard Of.”

When:
Apr 5, 2019 to Apr 7, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm to 5:00 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:
5PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Warrior Women Film Screening


Texas Premiere of WARRIOR WOMEN
directed by Elizabeth A. Castle and Christina D. King

Texas Premiere! Famed Indigenous activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcella are highlighted in this uplifting documentary about an indomitable spirit undeterred by age or government apathy. From the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM) to the Wounded Knee incident of 1973, and most recently the North Dakota Access Pipeline protest, WARRIOR WOMEN rekindles the memories and long-standing legacy of the Red Power movement's matriarchs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIZIsSvM74

When:
Apr 28, 2019
Cost:
$11
Time:
7:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
$11
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