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MFAH Virtual Cinema


#MFAHatHome Virtual Experience

Now screening in your living room: this season’s selections from MFAH Films. Curated by the film department, the lineup features new offerings along with movies originally scheduled for Brown Auditorium Theater at the Museum. Your ticket purchase supports the film program. Need any help with the streaming process? Virtual Cinema FAQs

Schedule
Virtual Cinema in April
Special Presentation
Oscar-Nominated Short Films
April 2–May 2

Behind the Scenes
Virtual Cinema on the MFAH Blog
Comprehensive List
Alphabetical Movie Guide

Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation, Documentary & Live Action

It’s that time of the year again, and the winner is ... you! Get the popcorn ready and choose your favorites for the Oscar pool. All three categories—Animation, Documentary, Live Action—stream April 2 to May 2.
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Better Days

Nominated as Best International Feature for the 2021 Academy Awards, this dramatic crime thriller from China/Hong Kong tells the story of a young woman who faces relentless bullying as she prepares for her college entrance exam.
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The Man Who Sold His Skin

In Tunisia’s nominee as Best International Feature for the 2021 Academy Awards, a Syrian war refugee accepts money to have his back tattooed for an art project so he can travel to Europe to be with the love of his life.
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Hope

Norway’s selection for 2021 Oscar consideration, Hope tells an authentic and moving tale about incurable cancer and the resilience of love.
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My Wonderful Wanda

A woman leaves her children in Poland to take a job as caregiver for the patriarch of a wealthy Swiss family in a gorgeous lakeside villa.
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Wojnarowicz

Artist and activist David Wojnarowicz, who blazed a trail of confrontation, created a body of work with arresting beauty and surreal power.
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Ikarie XB 1

Existential fear and dread of space-time travel are at the core of this sci-fi drama that came rushing in from behind the Iron Curtain in 1963. See the new restoration.
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Adam

In Casablanca, when a homeless pregnant woman finds refuge with a widow who runs a bakery, their lives are transformed.
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Five

Short films highlight five female entrepreneurs in five different countries and industries, with a focus on the work, impact, and joy each woman experiences and shares.
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My Darling Supermarket

In a documentary love letter to the humble neighborhood grocery store, the words of the employees at a São Paolo supermercado tell the story.
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Stray

In Istanbul, three homeless dogs shed light on the surprising reality of unseen street life in the glamorous ancient Turkish city.
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Film About a Father Who

In a cinematic exploration of her own family, the filmmaker uncovers contradictions, melodrama, and decades of complicated interactions.
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Test Pattern

An award-winning debut feature set in Austin, Test Pattern offers a political commitment to the subject matter and an unconventional style.
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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

In this mysterious love story, a Hungarian neurosurgeon returns to Budapest for a rendezvous with a doctor she met at a conference—or did she?
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Heartworn Highways

The 1976 documentary Heartworn Highways, just re-released, features music royalty like Guy Clark, David Allan Coe, Charlie Daniels, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, and Townes Van Zandt.
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Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.