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  • Inland Empire | film poster
    Inland Empire
    Directed by David Lynch
    (USA/France/Poland, 2006, 180 minutes)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    An actress (Laura Dern) accepts a role in a supposedly cursed production and finds herself tumbling down a series of disturbing rabbit holes. Digitally remastered presentation.

    Thursday, June 30, 2022
    6 p.m.
    Sunday, July 3, 2022
    2 p.m.
  • Lost Highway
    Lost Highway
    Directed by David Lynch
    (USA/France, 1997, 134 minutes)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    A meditation on the mysterious nature of identity, this cult favorite features Patricia Arquette in two separate but intersecting stories. 4K digitally restored presentation.

    Friday, July 1, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, July 2, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Thursday, July 7, 2022
    6 p.m.
  • Giant
    Giant
    Directed by George Stevens
    (USA, 1953, 201 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor star in the sprawling epic about a wealthy Texas ranching family.

    Saturday, July 9, 2022
    2 p.m.
  • A New Leaf
    A New Leaf
    Directed by Elaine May
    (USA, 1971, 102 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Black comedy about a self-absorbed man (Walter Matthau) who squanders his inheritance and targets an awkward heiress (Elaine May). 

    Sunday, July 10, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • Cat Ballou
    Cat Ballou
    Directed by Elliot Silverstein
    (USA, 1965, 97 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin (in a dual role) star in this western comedy about a woman whose rancher father is killed by a hired gun.

    Friday, July 15, 2022
    7 p.m.
  • The Lady Vanishes
    The Lady Vanishes
    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    (UK, 1938, 96 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s classic British mystery, a woman befriends fellow passengers on a train trip before her wedding, and one of them goes missing.

    Saturday, July 16, 2022
    7 p.m.
  • A Beautiful Mind
    A Beautiful Mind
    Directed by Ron Howard
    (USA, 2001, 135 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Nobel Laureate John Nash (Russell Crowe), a brilliant mathematician, accepted secret work in cryptography only to have his career impacted by mental illness. Jennifer Connelly also stars.

    Sunday, July 17, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • The Nicholas Brothers
    The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers
    (USA, 90 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    The MFAH celebrates the Nicholas Brothers, two of the 20th century’s greatest dancers: Fayard Nicholas and Harold Nicholas. 

    Friday, July 22, 2022
    7 p.m.
  • Rear Window
    Rear Window
    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    (USA, 1954, 112 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense thriller, a photographer (Jimmy Stewart) in a wheelchair becomes convinced he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window. Grace Kelly also stars.

    Saturday, July 23, 2022
    7 p.m.
  • Baby Face
    Baby Face
    Directed by Alfred E. Green
    (USA, 1933, 71 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    The exploited daughter (Barbara Stanwyck) of a speakeasy owner moves to New York City and turns the tables, using her brains and sexuality to move up the economic ladder. 

    Sunday, July 24, 2022
    1 p.m.

Coming Soon

  • Both Sides of the Blade
    Both Sides of the Blade (Avec amour et acharnement)
    Directed by Claire Denis
    (France, 2022, 116 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Juliette Binoche stars as a woman who becomes involved in a passionate love triangle with her longtime partner and his best friend, who is also her former lover.

    Friday, July 29, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, July 30, 2022
    2 p.m.
    Sunday, July 31, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • Labyrinth
    Labyrinth
    Directed by Jim Henson
    (UK/USA, 1986, 101 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    A teenager (Jennifer Connelly) must find her way through a mysterious labyrinth to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Programmed in conjunction with “Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection.”

    Saturday, July 30, 2022
    7 p.m.
  • Lost Illusions
    Lost Illusions
    Directed by Xavier Giannoli
    (France, 2022, 150 minutes)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    In 19th-century Paris, an idealistic young poet encounters an unexpected side to the business of journalism.

    Friday, August 5, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, August 6, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, August 7, 2022
    2 p.m.
  • The Girl and the Spider
    The Girl and the Spider
    Directed by Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher
    (Switzerland, 2021, 99 minutes)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    An emotional roller coaster is set in motion when a young woman’s roommate prepares to move out of their apartment.

    Friday, August 12, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, August 13, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, August 14, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • A League of Their Own
    A League of Their Own
    Directed by Penny Marshall
    (USA, 1992, 126 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Madonna star in the story of an all-female pro baseball team during World War II.

    Saturday, August 13, 2022
    2 p.m.
  • In Front of Your Face
    In Front of Your Face (Dangsin-eolgul-apeseo)
    Directed by Hong Sangsoo
    (South Korea, 2021, 85 minutes)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    When a former actress returns to South Korea to reconnect with her past, the secret she has been keeping is revealed.

    Friday, August 19, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, August 20, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, August 21, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • Aurora Summer Filmmaking Camps
    Aurora Summer Filmmaking Camps | World Premieres
    Directed by Various Directors
    (USA, 2022, 90 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    See the world premieres of films by students in Aurora Picture Show’s summer filmmaking boot camps.

    Saturday, August 20, 2022
    1 p.m.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
    (UK, 1975, 91 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    On a surreal, satirical search for the Holy Grail, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table encounter many silly obstacles. 

    Friday, August 26, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, August 27, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, August 28, 2022
    5 p.m.
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