Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2014

Arts and Entertainment

October 31, 2014

From: Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Schedule of Films:

November 12, 2014

4:00 PM: Everybody Street

Directed by filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn,Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary, shot in both black and white 16mm film and HD video color, pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of the city, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance, and immediate danger facing these artists.

Location: The Brandon Gallery, 1709 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098

7:30 PM: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a cinematic experience of Julie Taymor's highly acclaimed production of Shakespeare's intimate and joyous comedy, which ran as the inaugural production at the new Polonsky Center in Brooklyn last year. Taymor, the visionary director of The Lion King and numerous reinterpretations of classic plays Off-Broadway and around the world, created a production that was visually breathtaking, poetic, and funny.

Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

November 13, 2014

8:00 PM: Jalanan

Jalanan ("Streetside") tells the captivating story of Boni, Ho. and Titi,three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta over a tumultuous five-year period in their own lives and that of Indonesia. The film follows the young marginalized musicians and their never-before-seen subculture, while also painting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia's frenzied capital city. Using the powerful soundtrack of the musicians' original compositions to drive the film, the film traces their elusive quest for identity and love in the day-to-day of a city overrun by the effects of globalization and corruption.

Location: Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006

6:15 PM: Through A Lens Darkly

7:30 PM: Digital Diaspora Roadshow

Location: Project Row Houses The El Dorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St., Houston, TX

7:00 PM: Street

Street, a video by artist James Nares, was shot on the streets of Manhattan over the course of a week in September 2011. To make Street, Nares shot 16 hours of footage with a high-speed camera, filming out the back and sides of a moving SUV. He then greatly slowed his source material and edited down the results to 61 minutes of steady, continuous motion which, if shown in real time, would last only three minutes. Nares' friend, guitarist and Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore, composed and performed the video's musical score on a 12-string acoustic guitar.

Location: The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006

1:00 PM: DeeDee Halleck

3:30 PM: In the Street

Location: The Brandon Gallery, 1709 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098

7:30 PM: Art and Craft

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans 30 years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes fifteenth-century icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member's will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States.

Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

November 14, 2014

11:00 AM: The Boy and the World

1:00 PM: Blankets For Indians

1:20 PM: Regarding Susan Sontag

3:30 PM: Muse of Fire

4:05 PM: Same Streets, Different Worlds

6:15 PM: A Master Builder

6:45 PM: Wild

9:25 PM: Actress

9:45 PM: Mudbloods

Location: Sundance Cinemas, 510 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

11:00 AM: One Armed Man

2:00 PM: Robert Frank: C'est Vrai!

7:30 PM: The City of Your Final Destination

Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

8:00 PM & 9:15 PM: Stations of the Elevated

Director Manfred Kirchheimer's lyrical documentary captures the exuberant height of the 1970s graffiti movement in New York City. Shot over the course of 1977 on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape with a complex soundtrack that combines the ambient sounds of the city with the music of Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin.

Location: Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006

7:00 PM: Time Squared

Avant-garde film pioneer Ken Jacobs has explored varieties of 3D perception through projector performances for the past five decades, often drawing upon early cinema and other found images. Jacobs will show a film, Opening the 19th Century: 1896 (1990, 11 minutes), drawing on Lumiere footage that each member of the audience will view through a Pulfrich filter. Jacobs and his assistant, Flo, will then give a live performance of Time Squared on one of his marvelous inventions, the Nervous Magic Lantern, which he describes as "a device so elemental it puts us in the running with the very earliest inventors of cinema," and which uses projected light to create hallucinatory optical effects.

Location: Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Barlett St., Houston, TX 77098

November 15, 2014

10:00 AM: Meet the Makers Brunch

8:00 PM & 10:00 PM: Living Stars

10:00 PM: Cinema Arts Celebration

Location: Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006

12:15 PM: Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

7:30 PM: The Sound and the Fury

Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

5:30 PM: Reception for Roadside Kestrel

7:30 PM: Wolf

Location: Rice Cinema 6100 Main, Houston, TX 77005

4:00 PM: The Films of James Nares

Artist James Nares will present thirteen of his short film and video motion studies shot in his studio, in the streets and environs of New York from the 1970s to the present. The 63-minute program includes thirteen short works, from Roof, Game, and Poles made in 1976 through To Make a Prairie (2010).

Location: The Brandon Gallery, 1709 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098

12:00 PM: Texas Filmmaker's Showcase

3:10 PM: Born to Fly

3:45 PM: The Man of the Crowd

6:15 PM: The Imitation Game

6:50 PM: Exhibition

9:35 PM: Clouds of Sils Maria

9:50 PM: Björk: Biophilia Live

Location: Sundance Cinemas, 510 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

November 16, 2014

12:30 PM: One Armed Man

12:45 PM: The Remains of the Day

2:30 PM: Rumstick Road

4:45 PM: Burroughs: The Movie

5:15 PM: Once Upon A Time Veronica

7:15 PM: A Thousand Times Goodnight

8:15 PM: A Thousand Suns & Hacked Circuit

Location: Sundance Cinemas, 510 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

11:00 AM: Free Speech on the Margins

A sampling of alternative voices from SWAMP, Paper Tiger TV, the Deep Dish Network and Indymedia. DeeDee Halleck, will show examples of citizen made film. video. pirate radio and street projections and facilitate a discussion about power and process that challenge corporate networks.

Location: Rice Cinema 6100 Main, Houston, TX 77005

4:00 PM: Revolve on Camera

7:30 PM: Dior and I

Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

6:30 PM: Sons De L'âme

Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2014 and Houston Ballet present the documentary dance performance film Sons de L'âme("Sounds of the Soul") choreographed by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch and set to piano pieces by Frédéric Chopin performed by Lang Lang. Taped in Paris and broadcast on television in several European countries, Houston Ballet's performances premiered to standing ovations at the historic Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France in October 2013.

Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston TX 77030

Fest Date: November 12 - 16, 2014

General Admission
Regular Screening $12
Live Performance/Screening $14
Opening Night $25

Students and Seniors (ID Required)
Regular Screening $10
Live Performance/Screening $12
Opening Night $22

Matinees
General $10
Students/Seniors $8

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