In Adrift in Manhattan, Simon (Victor Rasuk) is a socially inept teenager obsessed with photographing strangers from a distance. He notices Rose (Heather Graham), an eye doctor grieving her toddlers death. One of her patients is Tommaso (Dominic Chianese), an artist whose optical problems have left him stranded in a job at a corporate mailroom, where he tries to spark a relationship with Isabel (Elizabeth Peña), an emotionally cut-off coworker.
With a promising résumé, a vision he doesnt seem willing to compromise, and a budding reputation, De Villa is an auteur to watch. 7 p.m. 1001 Bissonnet. For tickets and information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org/film. $6 to $7.
Sat., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., 2008