In 2016, for the 23rd edition of the longest-running MFAH film festival, the Museum features a new documentary about artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who is represented in the Museum's permanent collection. The Houston Iranian Film Festival continues at Asia Society Texas Center (February 4) and Rice Cinema (February 5 and 6).
Film selections were made in collaboration with Tom Vick of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian Institution's museums of Asian art; Carter Long of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Barbara Scharres of the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
Special film-festival ticket prices apply: General admission is $10. Museum members, seniors (65+), and students with ID receive a $2 discount.
Lead funding is provided by the ILEX Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Society of Iranian-American Women for Education (SIAWE) and the Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston.