Starting with Gainsbourg’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, Sfar follows the singer through his time as a jazz musician, then finally as a huge pop star. All the while Sfar adds bits about Gainsbourg’s famous lovers; Laetitia Casta appears as Brigitte Bardot and Lucy Gordon as Jane Birkin.
On Friday, Vie héroïqueis paired with the 1984 documentary Gainsbourg: Extérieur Nuit (Gainsbourg: Exterior Night), by Patrice Vanoni, a candid look at the singer’s lifestyle that follows him for a glamorous, randy night on the town. 6 p.m. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org. $6 to $7.
Thu., Dec. 15, 7 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 16, 6 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 18, 5 p.m., 2011