9/30 weekly screens and scenes
The Citizens Environmental Coalition will host the virtual Houston premiere of award-winning climate justice documentary “The Condor and the Eagle” this Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. CST. Tickets are available on a sliding scale with proceeds benefiting the film’s community impact campaign.
“Parables & Everyday Stories,” the third solo exhibition from Houston-based multidisciplinary artist Lillian Warren will open at Anya Tish Gallery this Friday, Oct. 2. The gallery is open for visitors by appointment only, but “Parables & Everyday Stories” is also available for online viewing at the Anya Tish Gallery website.
As part of its 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Lecture and Film Series, Holocaust Museum Houston will virtually screen “Adio Kerida,” a documentary about the search for identity and history among Sephardic Jews with roots in Cuba, this Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. CST. The film will be followed by a Q&A with University of Michigan professor of anthropology Dr. Ruth Behar. Register in advance to receive the streaming link here.
ASTR* Art and Design Magazine will host local artist Michael Stevenson for a virtual talk this Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Stevenson will talk about his artistic influences and work with Houston urban art collective Project Row Houses. Register for the event via OwlNest.
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With summer right around the corner, many students’ brains will finally have space for things other than organic chemistry or the latest coding problem that needs to be solved. Take this time to read for enjoyment again. The following are a series of summer recommendations perfect for time on a plane, by the pool or just on your couch. All incorporate travel in one way or another, and each has its own adventure that will leave you yearning for more.
Robert Eggers is a filmmaker whose work has been defined by its small scale and intensive focus on characters. His prior films, “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” both feature a small cast and embrace environmental horror as terrifying events slowly pull the main ensemble apart. His reputation for his smaller scale and focus is partly why “The Northman” was so interesting upon its announcement — “The Northman” blows up Egger’s storytelling onto a massive scale. The locations, number of characters, and time period all dwarf his prior films. For the most part, Eggers steps up to the plate, succeeding in his ambition. “The Northman” will be available to watch in theaters April 22.