Radical visions—that’s what lead programmer, Jazmyne Moreno, says we should look for at this year’s Houston Cinema Arts Festival (Nov. 10-16).
With a tagline of “international, powered by women & curiously lo-fi,” Frame Dance’s line-up this year for Frame x Frame Film Fest 2022 offers a range of impactful films.
“My work starts with a character,” says San Antonio artist Sarah Fox.
“It’s Houston. Literally every single thing is happening, including filmmaking. Everything is happening in Houston.”
Leos Ensemble Theatre decided to change that. The Dallas-based company, which was founded in 2019 by dancer and performer Nick Leos, is becoming the first theater group in the U.S. (and perhaps even the world) to create a piece expressly for TikTok.
What does the Asia Society do? That requires a lengthy answer.
Radical reinvention: That’s what Meg Booth, chief executive officer for Society for the Performing Arts, sees in this time when artists and audiences must stay separate to stay safe.
When New York native Jessica Green took the position of artistic director of Houston Cinema Arts Festival this year, she decided the best way to program the sprawling arts-based film festival for Houston was to let this enigma of a city become her muse.
While not quite as ancient as all nine muses of the arts, the conversation between the arts of poetry and film goes back some time. REELpoetry, curated by Toni Holland, is Public Poetry’s first poetry film event, featuring documentaries, workshops, panels, poetry performances, and cinepoetry.
At the MFAH’s Houston Iranian Film Festival, now in its 26th year, the seats are always full. The festival, established by the MFAH and Rice Cinema, runs Jan. 18-26, with screenings at both venues and at Asia Society Texas Center.
Consider the Houston Cinema Arts Festival (HCAF), this year celebrating its tenth anniversary, and Richard Herskowitz, its artistic director.
Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman is nobody’s idea of a summer watching.