Houston, TX 77005
Category: Movie Theaters
Region: Kirby-West U
The film features glimpses into the lives of singer Jeanne Beauvais, portrait photographer Editta Sherman, concert pianist Dr. Donald Shirley and dancer Star Szarek. A squatter in the building since the 1970s, the elderly Szarek is shown in leotards and tights at the ballet barre, still practicing her moves. She perfectly represents the conflict of the situation. Well past her prime, she nonetheless still has something to contribute, however small in comparison to the talents of younger, more active artists. But does our respect for what she’s done in the past justify preventing the Carnegie Hall Corporation from using its space in whatever way it thinks best? No matter which side of the issue you come down on, it’s still sad to witness the eradication of an artistic community with a history that includes the likes of Isadora Duncan, Enrico Caruso, Marilyn Monroe, Norman Mailer and George Balanchine. 7 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet.
Thu., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 11, 6 & 7:30 p.m., 2012