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  • 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films Poster
    2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
    (2023, 140 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    View the nominated short films in the Live Action category from this year’s Academy Awards, and see if your favorite wins when the Oscars are presented on March 10!

    Friday, March 1, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Friday, March 8, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films Poster
    2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
    (2023, 141 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater and Lynn Wyatt Theater

    View the nominated short films in the Documentary category from this year’s Academy Awards, and see if your favorite wins when the Oscars are presented on March 10!

    Sunday, March 3, 2024
    2 p.m.
    Saturday, March 9, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films Poster
    2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
    (2023, 80 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater and Lynn Wyatt Theater

    View the nominated short films in the Animation category from this year’s Academy Awards, and see if your favorite wins when the Oscars are presented on March 10!

    Sunday, March 10, 2024
    2 p.m.
  • Who’s Behind Black Art
    “Who’s Behind Black Art” Film & Discussion (Part 1 of 2)
    Directed by John Campbell
    (USA, 2023, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Complementing the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence, this two-part event (March 14 & 21) examines the experiences of five emerging young Black artists.

    Thursday, March 14, 2024
    6:30 p.m.
  • Household Saints Film Poster
    Household Saints
    Directed by Nancy Savoca
    (USA, 1993, 124 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration

    Revisit a 1990s star-studded indie gem that perfectly balances humor, tragedy, and pathos in the chronicles of a spirited Italian American New York family.

    Friday, March 15, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • About Dry Grasses Film Poster
    About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne)
    Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    (Türkiye/France/Germany/Sweden, 2023, 197 minutes, in Turkish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    The latest drama from celebrated Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a work of elegant, novelistic filmmaking, rigorously unpacking questions of belief versus action, the tangible versus the enigmatic, and who we wish to be versus how we live. 

    Saturday, March 16, 2024
    5 p.m.
    Sunday, March 17, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Breaking The Code Film Poster
    Breaking the Code
    Directed by Michael Flanagan
    (USA, 2023, 47 minutes, in English)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    Named “best historical film” by the Dallas County Historical Commission in 2023, Breaking the Code is an in-depth profile of Vernon Fisher (1943–2023), among Texas’s most acclaimed and influential artists.

    Sunday, March 17, 2024
    2 p.m.
  • Who’s Behind Black Art
    “Who’s Behind Black Art” Film & Discussion (Part 2 of 2)
    Directed by John Campbell
    (USA, 2023, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Complementing the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence, this two-part event (March 14 & 21) examines the experiences of five emerging young Black artists.

    Thursday, March 21, 2024
    6:30 p.m.
  • Meet Me In St. Louis Film Poster
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Directed by Vincente Minnelli
    (USA, 1944, 113 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien star in this heart-warming musical from Vincente Minnelli. The story concerns a colorful, early 20th-century St. Louis family’s emotional experience when they learn their father has been transferred—and they must move to New York. This film is introduced by Khori Dastoor, General Director & CEO at Houston Grand Opera.

    Friday, March 22, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Kitâb Al-Isfâr: Book of the Journey Film Image
    Kitâb Al-Isfâr: Book of the Journey
    Directed by Baba Hillman
    (France, 2020, 59 minutes, in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French with English subtitles)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    U.S. premiere of this experimental film essay that poetically explores near-death and mystical experiences, inspired by the writings of Sufi mystic/poet/philosopher Ibn ‘Arabī.

    Saturday, March 23, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Pandora's Box Film Poster
    Pandora’s Box
    Directed by G. W. Pabst
    (Germany, 1929, 141 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration

    Early German cinema master G. W. Pabst cast Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legend was defined by this stylish and controversial melodrama. One of silent cinema’s great masterworks and a testament to Brooks’s dazzling individuality.

    Sunday, March 24, 2024
    5 p.m.

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  • The Artist's Daughter, Oil on Canvas Film Poster
    The Artist’s Daughter, Oil on Canvas
    Directed by Margarita Linton and Yaniv Linton
    (Israel, 2022, 59 minutes, in Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    A visit to her estranged father’s Tel Aviv exhibition of self-portraits renews the filmmaker’s relationship with him, but not the way she expected. As she unearths a lifetime of her feelings of neglect through conversations with members of her family, she begins to understand how much her father’s absence has eroded her sense of self, yet she remains determined to make meaning out of the void.

    Thursday, March 28, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Martha Liebermann: A Stolen Life Film Poster
    Martha Liebermann: A Stolen Life (Martha Liebermann – Ein gestohlenes Leben)
    Directed by Stefan Bühling
    (Germany/Czech Republic, 2022, 88 minutes, in German with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Set in Berlin, this gripping biopic follows Martha Liebermann, an upper-class widow who could never have imagined having to leave her beloved homeland at the age of 85. As a German Jew in 1943, however, her only choice is to go abroad or wait to be deported to a concentration camp. 

    Thursday, March 28, 2024
    7:30 p.m.
  • Amelie Film Poster
    Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain)
    Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    (France, 2001, 122 minutes, in French with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration

    In one of the most beloved and acclaimed romantic comedies ever made, Audrey Tatou plays a naïve Montmartre waitress who performs random acts of kindness for others, but privately leads a lonely, melancholic life bereft of love. The imaginative, whimsical masterpiece from the director of Delicatessen and City of Lost Children is also set to a distinctive soundtrack by Yann Tiersen.

    Friday, March 29, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, March 30, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, March 31, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Chinatown Film Poster
    Chinatown
    Directed by Roman Polanski
    (USA, 1974, 130 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, 4k digital restoration

    In one of the best American films of the 1970s, a private detective (Jack Nicholson) is hired by a woman (Faye Dunaway) to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles, and finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

    Friday, April 5, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • The Wizard Of Oz Film Poster
    The Wizard of Oz
    Directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor
    (USA, 1939, 102 minutes, in English)
    The Amphitheater of The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza

    The MFAH debuts an outdoor movie viewing experience. Join Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her friends as they follow the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard.

    Saturday, April 6, 2024
    8 p.m.
  • The Peasants Film Poster
    The Peasants
    Directed by DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman
    (Poland/Serbia/Lithuania, 2024, 114 minutes, in Polish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    From the filmmakers of Loving Vincent comes the painterly story of Jagna, a young woman whose determination to forge her own path in a late-19th-century Polish village puts her on a tragic collision course.

    Sunday, April 7, 2024
    5 p.m.
    Sunday, April 14, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Labyrith Film Poster
    Labyrinth
    Directed by Jim Henson
    (UK/USA, 1986, 101 minutes, in English)
    The Amphitheater of The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza

    The MFAH debuts an outdoor movie viewing experience. Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) must solve a labyrinth to rescue her brother from the Goblin King (David Bowie). 

    Saturday, April 13, 2024
    8 p.m.
  • Caravaggio Film Poster
    Caravaggio
    Directed by Derek Jarman
    (UK, 1986, 80 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, 35mm

    Derek Jarman’s most profound reflection on art, sexuality, and identity recounts the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

    Friday, April 19, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Film Poster
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
    (UK, 1975, 91 minutes, in English)
    The Amphitheater of The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza

    The MFAH debuts an outdoor movie viewing experience. King Arthur and his knights undertake a hilarious mission to find the Holy Grail in this cult favorite starring the irreverent British comedy troupe.

    Saturday, April 20, 2024
    8 p.m.
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