Past Meetup

French Film at MFAH: Le Joli Mai (French Speaking NOT required)

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Join me (Amanda) for a French documentary film at Museum of Fine Arts! Film is in French with English subtitles. We can speak English OR French at the meetup. I am also inviting my Houston Film & Theater Snobs meetup group.

meet in lower lobby near box office at 5:45PM for the 6PM show. Look for Amanda wearing a light pink cap with meetup pin or call/text[masked].

AFTER THE FILM: Meet back in the lobby for quick hellos/goodbyes and discussion.
If we want to go somewhere after the film, now is the time to make arrangements.

About the Film:
Le joli mai / The Lovely Month of May
Directed by Pierre Lhomme and Chris Marker
France, B&W, 1963
LANGUAGE: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 2 hours & 45 minutes

The late writer/director Chris Marker (La jetée; Sans Soleil) cast his critical gaze toward French social attitudes in the early 1960s after the Algerian War. The spring of 1962 was a hopeful season that held the elusive promise of peacetime, following years of political agitation and terrorist insurgency. For Le joi mai, the filmmakers interviewed Parisians about a wide range of topics, from dancing to racism, editing the footage into what French newspaper Paris-Presse called "a sincere, brilliant, and highly idiosyncratic essay.” The new restoration was supervised by the film’s cinematographer and codirector, Pierre Lhomme, with music by Michel Legrand and English narration by Simone Signoret.

More info and buy tickets:

$9 adults, $7 museum members and senior citizens, $5 members of MFAH Film Buffs group.

Free street parking after 6PM.
Free parking in the Presbyterian church parking lot across the street.
Pay parking in the MFAH garage.

Dinner & Movie Deal:
Movie-Time Duo
MFAH Films offers a weekend discount on dinner and a movie. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, dine before the screening and save! Arrive early to purchase your tickets at the film box office and request a coupon to use at Cafe Express.