New French Shorts

All right, you Francophiles, celebrate your love of Sarkozy, champagne and truffles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston with New French Shorts. Like all things Gallic, the two-day pre-Bastille Day screenings have a tasty little something for everyone, from Jean-Gabriel Périot’s 200,000 Phantoms, a poignant postcard reverie of Hiroshima, to Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont’s Manon on the Asphalt, a dreamy out-of-body experience nominated this year for an Academy Award. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit $6 to $7.
Sat., July 11, 7 p.m.; Sun., July 12, 7 p.m., 2009
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D.L. Groover has contributed to countless reputable publications including the Houston Press since 2003. His theater criticism has earned him a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) as well as three statewide Lone Star Press Awards for the same. He's co-author of the irreverent appreciation, Skeletons from the Opera Closet (St. Martin's Press), now in its fourth printing.
Contact: D. L. Groover