From Thursday, November 8th to Monday, November 12th Houston will have access to some of the most innovative, celebrated and talked about movies of 2018 thanks to the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. The films show across the city and most tickets cost $10 or $12.
Widows is the new film by Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave). Set in Chicago, it is the story of four women who are saddled with the debt of their deceased husbands. The husbands were all criminals and the women forge together to create a new future for themselves. The film stars, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Molly Kunz, Jackie Weaver, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Daniel Kaluuya. This film will be shown on Friday, NOvember 9th at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Tickets are $10.00.
As heard about on a recent NPR story, The Price of Everything (directed by Nathaniel Kahn) questions how paintings are now more about “the brand” be it Basquiat or DeKooning, rather than about the aesthetic and social impact and message of the art. Including interviews with artists Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and architect Louis Kahn those in and around the art scene question the way that fame and international access to art has changed the industry. This film will be shown on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Tickets are $12.00. The director Nathaniel Kahn and the producer Jennifer Stockman will be on site for a conversation after the film.
Sure to be remembered when Academy award nominations are announced, Green Book is receiving accolades and praise at it plays at festivals across the country. Starring Viggo Mortenson (Tony Lip) and Mahershala Ali (Dr. Don Shirley), this film follows the journey of an unlikely friendship on a journey through the American south in the 1960’s. Tony a rough Italian from the Bronx is hired to drive a famous African-American pianist on his concert tour through the deep south. “The Green Book” is a guide that lists places that are safe for African-Americans. This film will play on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Tickets are $12.00.