Founded by Carl Laemmle as the Universal Film Manufacturing Company in 1912, Universal Pictures has released countless iconic American movies over the past century. Throughout February, the museum offers the singular experience of seeing highlights on the big screen from the studio’s considerable achievements on 35mm. The MFAH is privileged to participate in the national tour of this film series presented by American Express in association with the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Film descriptions are excerpted from an illustrated catalog that accompanies the series.
Community partner: Houston Film Critics Society, whose members introduce selected screenings.
The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; The Consulate General the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; the National Film Preservation Foundation; Franci and Jim Crane; James V. Derrick; Ms. Melanie Gray and Mr. Mark Wawro; and Lynn S. Wyatt.