Great Expectations

The old is great again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston tonight

Nobody tells a better story than Charles Dickens. And when David Lean turned the great writer’s Great Expectationsinto a dark and brooding Academy Award--winning film in 1946, Pip and Estella became two of the world’s most loved characters. The black-and-white British movie is full of shadows, spider webs and dusty old secrets about the two, who fall in love despite the societal norms of the day. If you’ve seen this mighty masterpiece, it’s probably been on the small screen, but now is your chance to see it in all its big-screen glory when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston launches Passionate Encounters: The Cinema of David Lean series. Future installments include Oliver Twist, Blithe Spirit and Brief Encounter. Check www.houstonpress.com for more on these upcoming films. Great Expectationsscreens at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org/films. $6 to $7.
Fri., Jan. 2, 7 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 3, 7 p.m., 2009

 
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