Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet juxtaposes these excerpts with the paintings Monet was working on at the time, giving us a look into the artist's feelings of depression, loneliness and suicide, as well as his abilities to find joy in humor, gardening and love. The documentary is narrated by Henry Goodman; modern audiences know him as Dr. List in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and TV's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2 p.m. July 13 and July 16. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $7 to $9.
Long before social media documented our every memory, mood and activity — only to remind us of those moments on subsequent anniversary dates — we relied on diaries and correspondence to chronicle our lives. Now award-winning director Phil Grabsky has mined more than 2,500 letters written by impressionist Claude Monet, finding gems like, "My head is bursting — I want to paint it all."