For 5 days, Houstonians can experience the world of cinema via film, installations, events and live performances! Movies and Documentaries will be screened in venues all across Houston, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the historic River Oaks Landmark Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by single event, single-day pass or multi-day pass.

While all the films and events look to be incredibly amazing, I’d like to share a few that seem particularly interesting to me. TEDGlobal Performer, Miwa Matreyek, brings a three-screen animation of playful images which was originally created for the Roy and Edna  Disney/Cal Arts Theatre gala as well as Myth and Infrastructure, a multimedia performance where her silhouette walks among her projected animations!

Straight from Austin, TX, Echotone “is a cultural portrait of the modern American city examined through the lyrics and lens of its creative class.” The film features artists such as Black Joe Lewis, Ghostland Observatory and Dana Falconberry (to name a few). And to bring a little of the “Live Music Capitol of the World” to Houston, you can catch Dana Falconberry performing live at the screening!

In need of a good celebrity sighting? Well, wait no more! Actor Ethan Hawke, recipient of the 2011 Levantine Cinema Arts Award, will be here in Houston to screen and be a part of a Q&A session alongside the respective directors of two films: A Woman in the Fifth and Tape!

As long as your eyes aren’t closed, you should have seen an art car drive by you at some point here in Houston. And hopefully you’ve been to at least one Art Car Parade! Art Car: The Movie is a documentary directed by Houstonians Carlton Athens and Ford Gunter. In this film they show the story of building an art car from the artist’s perspective, from the ground up. Reserved seating will be distributed by RSVP; receive yours by sending an email to (first come, first serve basis). Houston Art Cars will be on display at the Miller Outdoor Theatre during the event and there will be some family-friendly activities leading up to the screening. This is the grand finale event for the Cinema Arts Festival so get your RSVP in soon!

More info on the Cinema Arts Festival Houston here.
Ticket and Schedule info here


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