Through the Lens of African American Women

Through the Lens of African American Women Film Series

The weekend film series “Through the Lens of African American Women” runs February 3–5, 2023. Programmed by Autumn Johnson, the film department’s summer 2022 intern and recent University of Houston graduate, the series includes a selection of classic and contemporary films that consider the experiences of African American women. Johnson introduces each screening.


The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.