King of Jazz starring legendary jazz bandleader Paul Whiteman has been restored to its original Technicolor glory in one of the most expensive film restoration projects ever undertaken. Full of highs ("The Stars and Stripes Forever" is played on a bicycle pump) and lows (the film includes a very non-PC cartoon of Whiteman taming an African lion into shouting "Mammy"), the musical revue has long had a cult following, documenting early jazz greats as well as budding superstar Bing Crosby. Come view this long-lost time capsule when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, screens the colorized flick as part of its ongoing Restorations & Revivals series.
7 p.m. April 14, 5 p.m. April 16. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $7 to $9.
Important enough to find its place in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry, the 1930s classic