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July 2017

Race: Power of an Illusion

July 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Houston Baha’i Center, 2419 Fannin Street
Houston, 77004 United States
Free

The Center for the Healing of Racism presents "Race: The Power of an Illusion," a powerful three-part documentary series that explores the phenomenon we call

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Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 Defendants

July 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
Free

Solidarity with Anti-fascist Prisoners & J20 (Inaugural Protest) Defendants Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm Solidarity Houston 6733 Harrisburg Blvd hosted by Houston Anarchist Black Cross https://www.facebook.com/events/1568923629818647/

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August 2017

On The Beach (1959 Movie)

August 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.

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September 2017

Progressive Movie Night

September 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join the Houston Communist Party for our monthly Progressive Movie Night! This month our feature film will be Sergei Eisenstein's classic, "Battleship Potemkin". When they

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Latinx History Month

September 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. Registration required.

In celebration of Latinx History Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will present a screening and discussion of “Latino Americans” on Thursday, September

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October 2017

Journey of the Universe screenings

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77006 United States
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Free

You are invited to go on the Journey of the Universe in October, with three opportunities to be awe-struck by this Emmy-award winning documentary which narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe's development in a single hour. The film tells this story in a way that is accessible to everyone: drawing on astronomy and physics to explain the emergence of galaxies and stars, geology and chemistry to understand the formation of Earth, biology and botany to trace life's evolution, and anthropology and history to see the rise of humans. Journey weaves science and humanities in a new way that allows for a comprehensive sense of awe and wonder to arise. This approach expands the human perspective to one that values life's complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community. An open facilitated discussion will follow each film screening.

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December 2017

Conversations on Journey of the Universe

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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twice per week, on Tuesday & Thursday, except Thanksgiving
online, not applicable
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to join them for conversations on Journey of the Universe, an Emmy-award-winning documentary of the 14 billion year history of the universe. The first half of these conversations go into detail on the history of the universe with top scientists. The second half of these conversations are interviews with change-makers in many areas, inspired by our knowledge of this history.

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Ai Weiwei’s THE HUMAN FLOW

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$8 – $10

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic documentary by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration. Captured over the course of one year in 23 countries, the film witnesses its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice. A visceral work of cinema that begs the question: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

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Sacred

December 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$7 – $9

“Directed by Academy Award–winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the world by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. This nomadic film explores faith as primary human experience and shows how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of life.

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January 2018

Faces, Places

January 1 @ 2:00 pm - January 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$7 – $9

On the Oscar short list for this year's Best Documentary Feature!

Agnès Varda, who turned 89 in May 2017 and received an honorary Academy Award the following November, is one of the leading figures of the French New Wave. She codirects this enchanting documentary/road movie with acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. In Faces Places, they travel together around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck—meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves. Faces Places records the heartwarming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendships created along the way.

“Magnificently moving, funny, and altogether wonderful! Agnès Varda and JR are a screen duo for the ages!” —indiewire.com

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The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen)

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - January 14 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$7 – $9

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki—whose films the MFAH has premiered for more than three decades—speaks to the current refugee situation. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway. Meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and improbably buys a seafood restaurant. Despite being denied asylum, Khaled remains in Finland, and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. A bittersweet tale of human kindness, The Other Side of Hope is as deadpan as the best of the director’s work, with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters—many of them played by members of Kaurismäki's ever-reliable stock company.
A bittersweet tale of human kindness, The Other Side of Hope is as deadpan as the best of the director’s work, with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters—many of them played by members of Kaurismäki's ever-reliable stock company.

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The 25th Houston Iranian Film Festival

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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$8 – $10

This year marks the 25th anniversary of this festival, established by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rice Cinema. Screenings will take place at both venues and at The Asia Society Texas Center. Following last year’s screening of Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this year's selections include Breath, Iran’s 2017 Oscar submission. It is one of several narratives by and about young Iranian women, and, like Tehran Taboo, features the innovative use of animation. 24 Frames, the mesmerizing, experimental last film by the internationally celebrated Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) will be shown at both the Museum and Rice Cinema.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray
Houston, 77019
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$15 – $20

For the fourth year, the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC) brings The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, back to Houston for two nights—January 24 and 25, 2018—at the historic River Oaks Theatre!

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February 2018

“America Beyond The Color Line”

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

In commemoration of Black History Month, The Center for the Healing of Racism will screen “America Beyond The Color Line (Episode 1)”  on February 19, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The series, written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In Episode 1: “South: The Black Belt,” Gates assesses changes in the racial climate of the southern United States.  Among others, Gates interviews Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou.  The screening will be following by a discussion.

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May 2018

“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free. Donations encouraged. RSVP required.

The Center for the Healing of Racism will celebrate Asian-Asian Pacific Islander Month with a screening of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 7 to 9 PM. The 2016 documentary film by Steve James relates the story of Abacus Federal Savings Bank,a family-owned community bank located in Manhattan’s Chinatown in New York City. Because it was deemed "small enough to jail" rather than “too big to fail”,Abacus became the only financial institution to actually face criminal charges following the subprime mortgage crisis. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival where it was firstrunner-up for the People’s Choice Award. It was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

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ACLU Presents Screening of Death Row Stories: Family Lies

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14 Pews Arts Theater, 800 Aurora
Houston, 77007
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In 2010, Anthony Graves walked out of prison a free man after serving 18 and 1/2 years for a crime he did not commit.Today, he shares his story with people around the country to bring meaningful change to Texas’ justice system. Hear Anthony’s story at a free screening of the CNN documentary, "Family Lies."

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June 2018

Progressive Movie Night: “The Battle of Algiers”

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Houston Communist Party Headquarters, 3100 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Free

"The Battle of Algiers" is a 1966 Italian-Algerian historical war film co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef. It is based on events during the Algerian War (1954–62) against the French government in North Africa; the most prominent being the titular Battle of Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It was shot on location and the film's score was composed by Ennio Morricone. The film, which was shot in a Roberto Rossellini-inspired newsreel style—in black and white with documentary-type editing—is often associated with Italian neorealism cinema.

The film has been critically celebrated and often taken, by insurgent groups and states alike, as an important commentary on urban guerrilla warfare. It occupies the 48th place on the Critics' Top 250 Films of the 2012 Sight & Sound poll as well as 120th place on Empire magazine's list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.

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August 2018

Stories of Survival / Historias de Supervivencia – Houston

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NuWaters Co-op, 2320 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77004
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Free

Join us in Houston for the first stop of Stories of Survival Tour. From the the Gulf South to Puerto Rico Stories of Survival will bring community together to learn, deepen connections, and share stories about community-centered solutions and strategies for survival in the face of climate change. Coinciding with observances of the devastating disasters during hurricane season that continually impact our home places, the tour will include FREE solar-powered “Cine Solar” film screenings, community dinners, storytelling, collective visioning, and other unique artistic and cultural offerings.

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September 2018

Special Presentation: Run Like the Devil

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St,
Houston, 77005
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$7 – $9

The MFAH hosts the Houston stop on the state-wide tour of this new documentary. Run Like the Devil chronicles the energetic and impassioned 2018 race for the U.S. Senate between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Filmmaker Steve Mims takes a nonpartisan look at the candidates and their tireless efforts to communicate with voters across the Lone Star State. Campaign-trail interviews with Cruz and O’Rourke—interwoven with stories from political insiders including Mark McKinnon and Evan Smith—create a vivid, timely, and exhausting account of a uniquely Texan campaign.

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Kick-off of Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Yearlong Celebration

September 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Asia Society of Houston, 1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, 77004
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$5

Mahatma Gandhi, apostle of peace and non-violence, demonstrated to the world the effectiveness of non-violent means for bringing about profound social changes and lasting peace.

Mahatma Gandhi Library is pleased to announce the Kick-off event of the yearlong celebration of Gandhi Sesquicentennial (150th birthday) which falls on October 2, 2019! 

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