Jazz on Film

2023 Jazz on Film

June 9–24, 2023

The annual series “Jazz on Film,” organized by guest curator Peter Lucas, celebrates the intersections of jazz and cinema. This year’s program brings three weekends of screenings that include memorable jazz scores, rare classics, a new documentary, and other films that illuminate fascinating figures in the world of jazz.

Jazz on Film founder and curator Peter Lucas has organized exhibitions, film series, and public programs in association with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Menil Collection, Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, The Museum of Pop Culture, and Aurora Picture Show. Lucas is also a writer, podcaster, and multidisciplinary artist.

Access to Films in Brown Auditorium Theater
While the entry from Main Street into the Law Building is under construction, park in the Beck Building garage (1144 Binz Street) and take the Wilson Tunnel to the theater. Construction does not affect access to Lynn Wyatt Theater in the Kinder Building. Campus Map

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Generous support has been provided by Gerry Aitken, Richard Levy and Dinah Chetrit, and Anne Tucker and Robert Morris.