Its very uplifting, says Marian Luntz, curator of film and video at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which is screening the film several times beginning January 22. Its about the art and the human interaction between artist and subject.
The film is also a tie-in with an MFAH exhibition Cosmopolitan Routes: Houston Collects Latin American Art, which runs through February and features the work of Muniz along with dozens of other artists. Its kind of a chicken-and-egg situation with the film and exhibition. Luntz and others had been tracking the documentary since it played the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010, and when an opportunity arose to bring the film to the MFAH, she jumped at the chance. Its worth all its acclaim, she says, noting that its on the short list for the Academy Award for best documentary feature. 1 p.m. January 22, 29 and 30; 8 p.m. January 27; and 5 p.m. February 6. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org/films. $6 to $7.
Sat., Jan. 22, 1 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 29, 1 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 30, 1 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 6, 5 p.m., 2011