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Iranian Film Festival: MFAH’s Longest-Running Film Festival

Posted on · The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is presenting its longest-running film festival. The 23rd annual Houston Iranian Film Festival, which features seven movies by distinguished Iranian filmmakers. To tell us more, we talk with Marian Luntz, curator of film and video at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Katy Freeway Congestion and Gus Wortham Renovation: Wednesday’s Show (January 20, 2016)

Posted on · In 2004, the American Highway Users Alliance labeled the Katy Freeway at 610 as the second worst bottleneck in the nation. Of course, the group had a motive: they were lobbying to increase federal highway spending. But after a $2.5 billion-plus expansion of the Katy Freeway, was it worth the headache and cost? In the […]

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What Movies Have Influenced Houstonians?

Posted on · On Monday (Oct. 26, 2015) at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, architect Jim Furr presented The Loved One – this month’s edition of the museum’s film series “Movies Houstonians Love,” where well-known Houstonians select a movie that’s influenced them in some way and screen it for an audience. The series is in its 11th […]

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Climate Debate and Third Culture Kids: Wednesday’s Show (October 28, 2015)

Posted on · A new University of Texas survey released last week indicates more than three out of four Americans now believe climate change is occurring. The results were released as President Obama met with business leaders making public commitments to reduce their carbon footprint. Has there been a sea change in attitudes towards climate science? Or have […]

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What Movies Have Influenced Houstonians?

Posted on · For the past decade, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has held a film series called “Movies Houstonians Love.” Each screening features a well-known Houstonian who selects a movie that has influenced him or her in some way. The series began its tenth season earlier this month, and Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty sat down with the museum’s Marian Luntz to talk […]