Inside the MFAH Posts by Will Otter

Will Otter, an art-history and Asian-studies major at Rice University, is the 2014–15 Camfield Fellow in the Museum’s film department.

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    Fun Film Facts for “Latin Wave 10” April 15, 2015
    Latin Wave, the Museum’s annual showcase of new films from Latin America, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015 with a great lineup of films and special guests. Latin Wave 10 kicks off Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. with a special Happy Hour Thursday, and screenings continue all weekend.  Here are some fun facts about Latin Wave 10:• The critical darling of this year’s festival looks to …
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    Tackling Taiwan: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien February 24, 2015
    The internationally touring film retrospective Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien, honoring Taiwanese modern master Hou Hsiao-hsien, arrives at the Museum on March 6. If you’ve never heard of Hou, that’s understandable. Unlike the films of his compatriot Ang Lee (director of The Ice Storm, Brokeback Mountain, and Life of Pi, among many others), Hou’s work has rarely been screened in …
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    Classy, Tragic Love: Romance in the French New Wave February 4, 2015
    Simply calling Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima mon amoura love story doesn’t do it justice. The 1959 film about a torrid, tortured romance between a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) in post-nuclear Hiroshima was a major catalyst for the French New Wave, a film movement that featured innovative miniature flashbacks and provocative analysis of the connection …