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Movies Houstonians Love
 
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This unique annual film series invites notable Houstonians from different walks of life to present a favorite film. An initiative of the MFAH film committee, Movies Houstonians Love has two primary goals: to provide speakers with the opportunity to show another side of themselves, and to introduce new audiences to the year-round film programming offered in the museum’s state-of-the-art Brown Auditorium Theater.

Over the years, presenters have included Houston mayors Annise Parker and Bill White, former Houston Ballet star Lauren Anderson, rapper Bun B, former First Lady Barbara Bush, chef Bryan Caswell, pioneering heart surgeon Denton Cooley, former Houston Comets superstar Cynthia Cooper, fashion designer Chloe Dao, former Houston Astros pitcher and manager Larry Dierker, NPR's John H. Lienhard, and filmmaker Richard Linklater.

 
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Presenters

Season 9
October 14, 2013 MFAH Film Committee member and Ultimate Film Buff Mark Wawro with Muscle Shoals
October 28, 2013 Former MFAH associate director Gwen Goffe with Fitzcarraldo
November 25, 2013 CAMH director Bill Arning with Lola Montès
January 27, 2014 FotoFest founders Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin with Bagdad Café
March 31, 2014 Houston Chronicle’s Kyrie O’Connor with Rushmore
April 28, 2014 Author Nick Flynn with Hands on a Hardbody

Season 8
September 24, 2012 Houston Rockets star Clyde Drexler with Braveheart
November 26, 2012 Houston Astros' Jeff Luhnow and Bo Porter with Moneyball
February 5, 2013 Philanthropist Anne Chao with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
April 1, 2013 MFAH Film Committee founding chair Lynn Wyatt with Laura
April 21, 2013 The Baker Institute's Hon. Ed Djerejian with Citizen Kane
May 6, 2013 Houston Symphony maestro Hans Graf with Orpheus

Season 7
October 2, 2011 Gallerist Meredith Long with Kind Hearts and Coronets
October 24, 2011 Fashion designer Alexandra Knight with Bill Cunningham New York
November 7, 2011 Southwest Alternate Media Project's Mary Lampe with Wings of Desire
January 30, 2012 Rice University's Y. Ping Sun with Aftershock
February 20, 2012 The Menil Collection director Josef Helfenstein with Live and Become

Season 6
September 28, 2010 Mayor Annise Parker with The Wizard of Oz
October 26, 2010 Restaurateur Bryan Caswell with The Big Lebowski
January 31, 2011 Author Justin Cronin with The Lives of Others
March 1, 2012 KUHT's Ernie Manouse with Mildred Pierce
March 18, 2011 Project Row Houses' Rick Lowe with Nothing but a Man
April 26, 2011 Civic leader Ellen Cohen with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Season 5 “Meals on Reels”
September 21, 2009 Restaurateur Marcus Davis with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
October 26, 2009 Restaurateur Irma Galvan with Tortilla Soup
November 30, 2009 Restaurateur Michael Kramer with Big Night
January 5, 2010 Restaurateur Anita Jaisinghani with Mostly Martha
January 25, 2010 Restaurateur Scott Tycer with La grande bouffe
February 22, 2010 Restaurant owner Robert Del Grande with Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
March 29, 2010 Restaurateur Armando Palacios with Super Size Me
April 26, 2010 Restaurateur Charles Clark with Babette's Feast
May 10, 2010 Restaurateur Monica Pope with Food, Inc.

Season 4
January 28, 2008 Fashion designer Chloe Dao with Dead Poets Society
February 25, 2008 Houston Chronicle columnist Leon Hale with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
April 28, 2008 Philanthropist Joanne King Herring with Tea with Mussolini
October 27, 2008 Politician Sissy Farenthold with Reds
November 11, 2008 Gallerist Fredericka Hunter with Andrei Roublev
January 26, 2009 University of Houston president Renu Khator with Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
Februray 23, 2009 Anadarko Petroleum CEO Jim Hackett with Kingdom of Heaven
March 30, 2009 Houston Grand Opera's Anthony Freud with A Man for All Seasons
April 13, 2009 Amazing Race winners Joyce and Uchenna Agu with The Sound of Music
April 27, 2009 Former Mayor Bob Lanier with For Whom the Bell Tolls

Season 3
September 24, 2007 Educator Mike Feinberg with Gattaca
October 29, 2007 Houston Ballet’s Lauren Anderson with Singin’ in the Rain
November 26, 2007 Engines of Our Ingenuity’s John Lienhard with No Highway in the Sky

Season 2
October 30, 2006 Baseball star Larry Dierker with Casablanca
January 29, 2007 Former First Lady Barbara Bush with Life Is Beautiful
February 13, 2007 Hip-hop artist Bun B with Style Wars
April 17, 2007 Filmmaker Richard Linklater with Some Came Running

Season 1
October 24, 2005 Basketball star Cynthia Cooper with The Shawshank Redemption
January 30, 2006 Mayor Bill White with The Last Picture Show
February 13, 2006 Heart surgeon Denton Cooley with Catch-22
March 13, 2006 Actress Annalee Jefferies with Barbarella