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About Marian Luntz

Marian Luntz, curator of film and video, has worked at the Museum since 1990. In a career focused on the world of independent film and media art, she previously held positions with Kino International, the American Film Institute, the American Federation for the Arts, and the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP).

Posts by Marian Luntz

  1. 21 Apr
    Thu / 2016
    Latin Wave, our biggest annual film festival, returns from April 28 to May 1 with 11 new films from Latin America. Every year is a little different: The 2016 selection has a strong theme of young protagonists coming of age. The teens in Absence, From Afar, I Promise You Anarchy, Ixcanul, and The Second Mother all encounter unique challenges. We get absorbed in their lives, and come to sympathize with them and advocate for them...

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  2. 23 Mar
    Wed / 2016
    Houston film and photography aficionados have something exciting to look forward to: the visit of Laura Israel on April 8 and 9.

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  3. 14 Sep
    Mon / 2015
    Short films have always been part of the Museum's offerings, and our audiences enjoy them very much. Since we have several coming up, I've been thinking about short-form filmmaking lately. Many artists, students, and filmmakers start out creating shorts. Martin Scorsese memorably interviewed his parents early in his career for a short film, “Italianamerican.” Houston-born Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”; “Slacker”) . . .

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  4. 16 Mar
    Mon / 2015
    It's an exciting time for Turkish cinema! After attending the Golden Boll Film Festival in Turkey last fall, I set about choosing the films for this year’s Turkish Film Festival at the Museum.

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  5. 21 Oct
    Sun / 2012
    This weekend, the museum presents a revival of three French movie classics from the 1970s and 1980s. The film series "Blier/Depardieu" celebrates the collaboration between the much-lauded writer-director Bertrand Blier and actor Gérard Depardieu.

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