#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

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► See the complete list of films: Virtual Cinema Movie Guide

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

To accompany the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, the MFAH presents a series of films you can stream at home.

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• Bless Their Little Hearts
Streaming through August 30

• Cane River
Streaming through August 30

• Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed
Streaming through August 30

• Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
Streaming through August 30

• John Lewis: Good Trouble
Streaming through August 30

Killer of Sheep
Preceded by the short film “When It Rains”
Streaming through August 30

• Losing Ground
Streaming through August 30

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Part of the film series inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, this new documentary profiles the Georgia congressman and his six decades of social activism and legislative action. John Lewis: Good Trouble streams through August 30. Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass​ to the film. ► WATCH HERE (CC)

Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed

Part of the film series inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, this compelling documentary looks at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress. “Chisholm ’72” streams through August 30. Your purchase ($4.99) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass​ to the film.WATCH HERE

Losing Ground

Part of the film series inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, this rediscovered 1982 classic was, at the time, the first narrative feature written and directed by an African American woman since the 1920s. In honor of the film’s restoration, cinematographer Ronald K. Gray and TSU’s Alvia Wardlaw sat down for a virtual discussion with MFAH film curator Marian Luntz. Losing Ground streams through August 30. Your purchase ($4.99) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass​ to the film. ► WATCH HERE

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

See intimate performances from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival by renowned artists including Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonious Monk, and Dinah Washington. The classic concert film Jazz on a Summer’s Day has just been rereleased nationally. Your purchase ($10) supports the MFAH & provides a 5-day pass to the film. ► WATCH HERE

The Audition

Nina Hoss delivers a stunning performance as the unraveling Anna Bronsky, a violin instructor at a prestigious Berlin conservatory. The Audition streams August 5–31. Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH & provides a 24-hour pass to the film. ► WATCH HERE

Cane River

Part of the film series inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, this long-lost masterwork from Horace B. Jenkins is a racially charged love story set in rural Louisiana. The director’s son, Sacha Jenkins, joins Bun B for an online discussion on July 28 at 7 p.m. Cane River streams through August 30. Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass​ to the film. ► WATCH HERE (CC)

Bless Their Little Hearts

Part of the film series inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, this “L.A. Rebellion” masterpiece stars Nate Hardman and Kaycee Moore as a couple struggling to make ends meet. Bless Their Little Hearts streams through August 30. Your purchase ($4.99) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass​ to the film. ► WATCH HERE

Killer of Sheep

Part of the film series inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, this groundbreaking drama follows a sensitive dreamer (Houston-born Henry Gayle Sanders) who is exhausted by his job at a slaughterhouse. Killer of Sheep streams through August 30. Your purchase ($4.99) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass to the film​, which is preceded by the short “When It Rains.”  WATCH HERE 

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Part of the film series inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, this new documentary traces the life of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, whose music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century. Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things streams through August 30. Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass​ to the film. ► WATCH HERE

House of Hummingbird

This striking new feature from South Korea is a compelling coming-of-age drama that follows a 14-year-old’s search for love as she navigates a troubled family life. Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH & provides a 5-day pass to the film. LEARN MOREWATCH HERE

Fourteen

One of the year’s most acclaimed independent films, Fourteen follows the friendship of two young women, Mara and Jo, over the course of a decade as they navigate Jo’s mental decline. Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass to the film. ► LEARN MORE | WATCH HERE

Papicha

During the Algerian Civil War in the 1990s, 18-year-old Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri) defies Algeria’s religious conservatism to pursue her passion for fashion design, crafting custom dresses as an example of individual expression. Your purchase ($10) supports the MFAH & provides a 3-day pass to the film. ► LEARN MOREWATCH NOW

Armchair Travel “Exhibition on Screen”

This summer, embark on a virtual trip to top museums around the world. Tour major exhibitions and see revealing biographies of artists from Michelangelo to Van Gogh and beyond—all from the comfort of your own armchair! ► WATCH THE FILMS

Underwriting for the MFAH film department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of Israel Houston; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Mr. and Mrs. H. Bruce Sallee; Lynn S. Wyatt; ILEX Foundation; Consolato Generale D’Italia Houston; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.