The 11th edition of Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America welcomes another group of new films to the MFAH. Over the past decade, in collaboration with creative partner Fundación PROA (Buenos Aires) and with the generous support of Tenaris, the Museum has premiered dozens of films reflecting the vibrant and innovative cinema scene thriving throughout Latin America. Each year, several filmmakers travel to Houston to engage audiences in conversations. With film specialist Diana Sánchez as programmer, the 11th festival's selections include Guatemala's Ixcanul, a fusion of fact and fable with a mesmerizing lead performance by a first-time actress; Desde allá, a character study set in contemporary Caracas; master documentarian Patricio Guzmán's The Pearl Button, an inquiry into Chile’s nearly extinct, indigenous “water people”; and Colombia's Embrace of the Serpent, a historical epic tracing two parallel odysseys up the Amazon.
Film Festival Admission
$10 General admission
$8 MFAH members
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Students with ID Complimentary admission for students on Sunday.
Organized by the MFAH in association with the creative partner Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires.
Sponsored by Tenaris.
Additional generous support is provided by the Houston Film Commission.