Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2014
The 2014 edition of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival will unspool at over a half dozen locations around Houston from November 12 through 16. Venues include Café Brasil, the Aurora Picture Show, Project Row Houses, the Menil Collection as well as larger theaters at the MFAH, Sundance Cinema and Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Special guests include James Ivory who will presents “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge” and “Remains of the Day,” and Julie Taymor who latest movie “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be the festival’s opening night film. Other artists appearing are avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs who will screen select 3D films; Brazilian director Marcelo Gomes; and Elizabeth Streb and Catherine Gund whose films incorporate boundary pushing dance routines with art.
One event will celebrate the attending filmmakers and ticket buyers with a reception at Café Brasil on Saturday, November 15 from 10 am. until 2 pm. A full schedule can be found on the festival website (cinemartsociety.org).
— Michael Bergeron