Screening

Latino Art Now! Films Curated by Stephanie Saint Sanchez

One night viewing at Mystic Lyon!

As founder and executive director Senorita Cinema and Artistic
Director of La Chicana Laundry Pictures, Sanchez is privy to some really
spectacular short films by Latinx artists. Please join us at Mystic Lyon, 5017
Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020 on Saturday, March 23 from 7-9pm for this very
special screening. Pay what you like.

 

From Sanchez: (These)
“films are a beautiful mutant mixtap of movie mayhem hand picked by the
recently domesticated, angst ridden auteur. A celebration of cinema shaken and
stirred.”

 

ABOUT STEPHANIE SAINT SANCHEZ:

Stephanie Saint Sanchez is an award wining Houston
based multi-media artist with ties to many of the cities vibrant art
communities. She is the founder and executive director of Senorita Cinema, an
all Latina Film Festival, which was recently selected as a Warhol Foundation
Idea Fund recipient. She has served on the board for Q-fest, Houston
International LBGT film festival and was this year’s festival administrator.
She was featured as one of Houston Press 100 Creatives and was just inducted to
Diverseworks artist board. Her favorite things are film, bringing artists
together for collaboration, and putting on a show!




ABOUT LATINO ART NOW (LAN!):

Latino Art Now! (LAN!), a signature event of the
Inter-University for Latino Research (IUPLR) consortium and hosted by the
University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies (UH-CMAS), explores
and celebrates Latino/a/x and Latin American visual artists in the United
States while advancing awareness, education, scholarship and knowledge. In
2019, Houston will serve as the fifth US city to host such an effort that
targets both local and national audiences.




ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:

Specializing in art and Recreational Aesthetics,
Mystic Lyon is located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in
Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In addition to public art
installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly organic food deliveries, house
concerts, meditation and sound sessions, and reading/listening groups. It also
plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club and Root Lock Sessions.




GENERAL INFO:

5017 Lyons Ave.

Houston, TX 77020

mysticlyonprojects(at)
gmail.com

713-582-1198

One night only: Saturday, March 23 from 7-9pm

https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

When:
Mar 23, 2019
Currently not wheel chair accessible.
Cost:
Pay What You Wish
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7-9pm; Pay What You Wish
Location:

Houston Jewish Film Festival: The Last Suit (El úlitmo traje)


Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá), an 88-year-old Jewish tailor runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, in search of a friend who saved him in World War II. The Last Suit’s klezmer-driven score and mix of multiple languages is a globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains, and heart that has charmed worldwide audiences. 

"There are so many wonderful, well-crafted scenes in The Last Suit. Pablo Solarz' script is a multilayered masterpiece." - Film Threat 

"A beautiful film, with magnificent direction and great performances." - El Nuevo Herald 

"The Last Suit is remarkable, seek it out and enjoy! Five stars." - Aced Magazine

When:
Mar 31, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
3:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
3PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Houston Jewish Film Festival: Redemption (Geula)


Menachem, a former rock band frontman, is now religious and a widower. To fund expensive cancer treatments for his young daughter, he reunites his band for one last tour, which exposes old wounds and reconnects him with his secular past. Menachem understands that only a new connection to his past and music can pave the road to his own redemption.

When:
Mar 31, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
1:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
1PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Five Funny French Films: The Baker’s Wife (La femme du boulanger)


The return of Five Funny French Films classics!

Playwright-turned-auteur Marcel Pagnol (The Marseille Trilogy) draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit Provençal village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (Raimu, heralded by Orson Welles as “the greatest actor who ever lived”) snowball into a scandal engulfing the entire town. The New York Times said, “certainly no other breed could have told it so cutely, with such disarming good humor, with such tolerance and wit.”

New 4k restoration by La Compagnie Méditerranéenne de Films - MPC with the support of the CNC and Arte France.

“A perfect movie.” —filmmaker Orson Welles

“Raimu’s baker is an acting classic – a true tragicomic hero.” —film criticPauline Kael

“One of the very greatest pictures ever made: pagan, poetic, and incomparably witty. If the cinema could only live up to its standards, we should all very soon be spoiled.” —The New York Times

“The best entertainment to be seen at the moment in any cinema. The treatment is so authentic that it seems over far too soon, and the acting is superb . . . But the human actors are only part of the general setting – the well and the olive trees and the crude, crowded church and the Cercle Republicain with the tin advertisements, and the hunter going out in the dawn with his dog and his gun while the baker sleeps in his trough beside the oven.” —author Graham Greene

“Raimu makes of his conjugal love, of his overpowering grief at his wife’s absence, and of his resulting lapse into outrageous drunkenness, an epic portrait of a man, simple and human, and he gives Giono’s dialogue that poetic translucence which is its just due. . . No review can give a satisfactory explanation of the film’s beauty. Of all films since [Jean] Vigo’s L’Atalante, it remains gratefully in the memory.” —film historian Basil Wright

When:
Mar 24, 2019
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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Five Funny French Films: Dumped (Larguées)


Single Rose (Camille Cottin) and helicopter parent Alice (Camille Chamoux) are sisters who do not agree on much, except that they urgently need to cheer up their mother, Francoise (Miou-Miou). Francoise’s husband has just left her for a much younger woman, and the daughters take their mother to a tropical island resort. But when Rose enlists a man to show Francoise a good time, their holiday plans start to unravel.

When:
Mar 23, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
9:15 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
9:15PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Five Funny French Films: The Trouble with You (En liberté!)


Police detective Yvonne (Adèle Haenel) discovers that her dead husband was not the police hero for which he is being memorialized. Deeply corrupt, he took bribes and put an innocent man in prison. Yvonne aims to right her husband’s injustices and starts by helping wrongly convicted Antoine (Pio Marmaï) as he is released from prison. But she pretends to be a prostitute and ends up attracted to the charming ex-convict who has a hard time remaining a law-abiding citizen. Audrey Tatou costars. Nominated for nine César Awards, including Best Picture.

“Audiences familiar with Haenel’s intense presence in films like the Dardenne brothers’ The Unknown Girl or Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute) will be surprised to see the grace and buoyancy she brings to a character with delightful shades of the classic screwball heroine.” —Hollywood Reporter

• Read an interview with the filmmaker.

When:
Mar 23, 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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Five Funny French Films: Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros)


In 19th-century France, Captain Neuville (Jean Dujardin) is called to the front, leaving his fiancée Pauline heartbroken. When she becomes despondent after not hearing from him, her sister Elisabeth (Mélanie Laurent) falsely pens Neuville’s letters. When the war ends and Neuville does not return home, Elisabeth furthers her ruse. Several years later, however, Elisabeth spies a destitute Neuville, newly back in town. She agrees to pay him to stay away from her family, but the captain has plans of his own.

Read a Variety interview with the filmmaker.

When:
Mar 22, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
9:15 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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Five Funny French Films: Rolling to You (Tout le monde debout)


In his feature debut, Franck Dubosc plays successful womanizer Jocelyn. Cleaning out his recently deceased mother’s apartment, Jocelyn sits in his mother’s wheelchair to inventory the contents. When Marie, an unemployed caregiver, visits to offer her condolences, Jocelyn feigns physical limitations to earn her sympathy and affection. But when Marie introduces him to her wheelchair-bound sister, how long can Jocelyn maintain the ploy?

When:
Mar 22, 2019
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
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New Releases: A Bread Factory, Part II: Walk with Me a While

Filmmaker Patrick Wang in person!

Filmmaker Patrick Wang in person!

As the Bread Factory rehearses Euripides’ play, Hecuba, the real theatrics take place outside where the town has been invaded by tourists and tech start-up workers. Walk with Me a While deals with the theatre’s temporarily resolved budget issues, but addresses inevitable changes impacting the community. Film Comment called the movie “formally subversive,” and the Hollywood Reporter proclaimed that it “rivals Altman at his best.”

About the Speaker
Patrick Wang’s first film, In the Family, was hailed “an indie masterpiece” by Roger Ebert, and Wang’s second film, The Grief of Others, premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW and Cannes. Wang was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine.

A Bread Factory, Part I: For the Sake of Gold screens March 15 & 17.

• Read a review of A Bread Factory, Part II.

• Listen to a podcast interview with Patrick Wang.

When:
Mar 16, 2019 to Mar 17, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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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New Releases: A Bread Factory, Part I: For the Sake of Gold

Filmmaker Patrick Wang in attendance!

Filmmaker Patrick Wang in attendance!

Native Houstonian Patrick Wang has created a truly original two-part film. A longtime community arts center in the fictional New York town of Checkford is in jeopardy of closing. Run by Dorothea (Tyne Daly) and Greta (Elisabeth Henry-Macari), the Bread Factory must fight for survival as performance artists from China arrive to build a nearby entertainment complex. This engaging comedy-drama features a spirited all-ages cast of memorable characters and focuses on Dorothea’s fight with the school board.

About the Speaker
Patrick Wang’s first film, In the Family, was hailed “an indie masterpiece” by Roger Ebert, and Wang’s second film, The Grief of Others, premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW and Cannes. Wang was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine.

A Bread Factory, Part II: Walk with Me a While screens March 16 & 17.

• Read a review from the Los Angeles Times.

• Read an interview with Patrick Wang from Film Comment.

When:
Mar 15, 2019 to Mar 17, 2019
Cost:
General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Time:
7:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Sunday Time & Price:
2PM $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
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