Sense and Sensibility

Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts.

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Fri., Aug. 11, 7-9:15 p.m. 2017
$7 to $9

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX  77005
713-639-7300
It's hard to improve on the biting wit of English novelist Jane Austen who, with a keen eye, observed the British landed gentry and put pen to paper to shine an unfavorable light on their behaviors. Actor Emma Thompson succeeded when she wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Sense and Sensibility, which was transformed into screen magic under director Ang Lee. The Summer of (Jane) Austen is coming to a close — a partnership between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Rienzi; Brazos Bookstore and Rice Cinema — but not before a screening of this classic tale of practical (Thompson as Elinor Dashwood) and romantic (Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood) sisters in search of a husband of means. Will they find true love in the arms of Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman or Greg Wise? In true Austen style, look for happy endings after more than a few wrong turns. 7 to 9:15 p.m. August 11. MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $7 to $9.

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