SXSW-Film Houston Happy Hour

Aurora Picture Show 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX

Hang out with the film community and chat with programmers from the SXSW Film Conference & Festival! On Wednesday, August 16 (6-8PM), Aurora Picture Show, Houston Film Commission, Houston Cinema Arts Society, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston FIlms team up to host this annual, free-admission social event for anyone who has questions about submitting …

Cuts and Cross Sections: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark

Aurora Picture Show 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX

This program presents rarely seen films made in connection with the deconstructionist projects of "anarchitect" Gordon Matta-Clark in the 1970s. Trained in architecture and raised on Dada, Matta-Clark reoriented aesthetic assumptions and urban realities by literally tearing apart and cutting into abandoned buildings. Given the temporary nature of his site-specific alterations, these films are the …

Señorita Cinema: Super Shorts

Aurora Picture Show 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX

Saturday, September 23 6:00PM Doors Open / Mini Mercado 7:00PM Screening Benvenidos a todos! Houston’s all-independent, Latina-made film festival Señorita Cinema presents its special Saturday Night Super Shorts program! The selection includes unhinged short films Latina Samuri by Iris Almaraz, Window Smasher by Bianca Spartinez, The Ballad of Betty Bonet by Tequila Mockenbird (image right), …

And then I had a nightmare about the ice cream truck

Aurora Picture Show 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX

Artist Lillian Warren and choreographer Annie Arnoult premiere their newest collaborative project, a pas de deux between dancer and video in an alternately contemplative, playful, and dark dreamscape. The multiple-projection video imagery–a melding of paintings and abstracted images of the dancer–was developed in a collaborative process between Warren and Arnout over several months. For these …

Abigail Child: Acts and Intermissions

Aurora Picture Show 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX

Co-presented by Aurora Picture Show and Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Renowned filmmaker Abigail Child will be in attendance to present her new film "Acts and Intermission" (2017), an hour-long experimental documentary connecting the prescient speeches and personal diaries of anarchist political activist Emma Goldman (1869–1940) with an exploration of the resurgence of protest in the …

Sweet Stories

Aurora Picture Show presents this special, free-admission family screening at the Children’s Reading Room at the Julia Ideson Library (550 McKinney). Just in time for the holidays, this yummy film program for kids of all ages will sweeten your imagination with stories from around the world. Curated by Mary Magsamen, the program features playful short …

Aurora Holiday Party + Raffle

Aurora Picture Show 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX

Don your festive attire and raise a glass (or two) at Aurora’s annual holiday party! There will be a raffle with goodies galore, a silent auction of small works by Houston artists, beverages provided by Double Trouble, light bites provided by Phoenicia Specialty Foods, and vintage holiday TV clips and music provided by Peter Lucas. …

Sidewalk Cinema Exhibition and Reception

Aurora Picture Show 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX

Over the past year, Aurora has collaborated with the Downtown Management Group to present Sidewalk Cinema–a series of window installations showcasing contemporary vertical video works. Join us at Aurora for a reception and final, one-night exhibition of all the videos. The installation includes works by Brian Bress (Los Angeles), Kevin Cooley (Los Angeles), Chris Doyle …

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