The 2014 Houston Cinema Arts Festival is the sixth annual festival presented by the Houston Cinema Arts Society, and the only U.S. festival devoted to films by and about visual, performing, and literary artists. The first five editions have featured inspiring programs, screenings, performances, installations, and panels, with an extraordinary array of guests each year. The MFAH is proud to again serve as one of the festival’s venues.
This year's opening film is Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the director present. Taymor is known for the innovative choreography on Broadway's The Lion King, and for directing the mesmerizing film version of Shakespeare's Titus starring Anthony Hopkins.
Legendary filmmaker James Ivory receives the 2014 Levantine Entertainment Award and screens two Merchant Ivory classic films during the festival.
MFAH Film Committee Founding Chair Lynn Wyatt participates in a conversation following the screening of Dior and I towards the end of the festival.
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