Inside the MFAH Posts tagged #film

“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  • CS Blues
    Happy Birthday! MFAH Films Celebrates Robert Frank November 1, 2016
    Happy birthday to Robert Frank! He turns 92 on November 9 and is still one of the coolest guys I know. Our Museum has had the privilege of working with this venerable photographer and filmmaker for years. He is well represented in our permanent collection, and we’ve distributed his films since the 1980s. His birthday has inspired us to screen two films you won’t see anywhere else in town: a new …
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    MFAH Films Keeps the Light Alive August 2, 2016

    Ralph Kaethner has served as a projectionist at the MFAH for more than three decades. The Dying of the Light, a documentary we’re screening August 14 and 18, focuses on the displacement of 35mm by digital cinema. I spoke with Ralph about these changes.

  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch (Museum)
    Challenge the Monotony! See This Film August 4, 2015
    Attention film fanatics and cinephiles! I invite you to join us for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, screening on August 14, 15, and 16.  Houston PremiereDo you enjoy the whims of Terry Gilliam, but prefer the aesthetics of Wes Anderson? Are you bored with Hollywood’s dogmatic formula? Have you ever questioned your position relative to your fellow human beings—nay—relative …
  • Latin Wave 10 (blog post) "Los hongos"
    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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    A Weekend of Tantalizing Turkish Cinema March 16, 2015
    It’s an exciting time for Turkish cinema! At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Turkey's Winter Sleep won the prestigious Palme d’Or, and the centennial of Turkish filmmaking has been celebrated widely with retrospectives and events. Four years ago, we were approached about holding an annual Turkish Film Festivalat the Museum. Given Houston’s vibrant Turkish community, and knowing that local movie …
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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 …
  • Glassell Junior School stop-motion animation three little pigs
    Telling Tales out of School October 4, 2013
    Artist and Glassell Junior School instructor Seth Mittag created this reel of stop-motion videos made by his classes over the years. I sat down with Seth to get some background on these sometimes-dark, often-funny videos and his students, who range in age from 8 to 18. “The main goals I have are to teach the kids how to make animation; to have a lot of fun; and for about an hour and 15 …
  • Walk Away Renee
    Walk Away Renee October 31, 2012
    Filmmaker and Houston native Jonathan Caouette visits the MFAH to present his new release, Walk Away Renee, on November 3. Emilia Duno, a senior in the International Baccalaureate Film Program at Lamar High School, chatted with Caouette (born 1972), about the movie, growing up in Houston, and the local film scene. When did your interest in film begin?JC: When I was 8 years old, my grandfather, …
  • Going Places
    Weekend getaway to France: Bertrand Blier directs Gérard Depardieu October 21, 2012
    This weekend, the museum presents a revival of three French movie classics from the 1970s and 1980s. The film series Blier/Depardieu celebrates the collaboration between the much-lauded writer-director Bertrand Blier (whose latest film, 2010's The Clink of Ice, stars Jean Dujardin from The Artist) and actor Gérard Depardieu. Blier and Depardieu have worked together eight times, and Depardieu …