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Located inside the world-renowned MFAH, the Brown auditorium shows single screenings of films with high artistic merit. Foreign offerings are common, as are more obscure domestic productions. This is far from a traditional theater - no popcorn smell - but it might be one of the most enlightening movie experiences in town. Check the online calendar to see what's coming up.
Part of the Pierre Étaix: French Comedy Master series. Etaix captured live scenes of French vacationers.
Part of the Pierre Étaix: French Comedy Master series. When a man gets a new secretary, he begins to fantasize about a new life.
A concert film of Nass El Ghiwane, known as the Rolling Stones of Africa.
Environmental photographer James Balog didn't believe in global warming in 2005. Then he undertook an assignment for National Geographic and spent ...
Director Natalia Almada takes a fascinating look at contemporary Mexican culture with her documentary The Night Watchman, which screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and is making its Houston premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The... More »
Seminal German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche went mad in 1899, remaining bedridden and speechless until his death in 1900. The exact cause of his breakdown continues to be a mystery, but according to eyewitness reports, Nietzsche saw the... More »
The fourth annual Aurora POPCORN Kids Boot Camp World Premiere film festival includes a variety of shorts that were written, rehearsed, filmed and edited by kids ages nine to 17, students at the Aurora Picture Show filmmaker camp. Meet the next... More »
Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis was a sassy Southern belle in Steel Magnolias, a far cry from the elderly, cantankerous lesbian she plays in Cloudburst, the opening film for QFest: The 16th Annual Houston GLBTQ International Film Festival. The movie... More »
Introduce your kids to some of the most significant works of children’s cinema at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Reel Kids film series. This week’s screening is Looney Tunes, a showing of Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird shorts. (The two should... More »
Some 3,000 years after his death at the age of 19, King Tutankhamun still fascinates people around the world, including thousands of fans who visited the "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (The museum had to open seven days a week to accommodate the crowds.) Priceless riches, including more than 100 impressive relics from the 30 Egyptian royal dynasties, were on display. But the most anticipated treasures were the relics from... More »
Like the New York Yankees, the only word to really describe the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is "powerhouse." True, it has the kind of deep-pocketed endowment that attracts top-dollar traveling exhibits like the recent "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," but it concurrently showed its annual collection of Third Ward photography taken by Jack Yates High School students. Besides the two architectural marvels of the Caroline Wiess Law and Audrey Jones Beck buildings, the... More »
The newly renovated auditorium debuted with the premiere of a redone version of the 1984 Oscar-winning film Amadeus to show off, among other things, its new sound system. (The Oscar-winning sound man, Mark Berger, was even on hand to talk with the audience about the restoration.) The theater has family flicks, and movies like Star Wars and the works of Robert Frank to accompany the museum's exhibits. A whole festival was devoted to Iranian movies, which film connoisseurs consider to be among... More »
I went here for the lecture series for class, great big screen and comfortable seats, but it's a pain if the place is full and you can't get a seat. They're always showing something, check out the MFAH website. I suggest buying tickets ahead of time instead of at the door on the day of the show.
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