Are you looking for a fun way to ring in the summer? If so, you will definitely want to catch the 4th Annual Jazz on Film series running now through June 24, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. This annual event highlights the beauty of jazz through a series of movies, both modern and classic. Some of the films being featured in this year’s series are documentaries about jazz legends. Some are fictional dramas and even suspense thrillers, all of which have the common element of jazz playing a central role in each film. Grab some friends, and gear up for this great intersection of art and music.
What Can You See and Hear This June?
Movies begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights now through June 24, 2016. It’s not too late to catch The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith, on Friday, June 10. This is a 2015 documentary about the life of photo journalist Smith, who was immersed in musical culture in New York during the 1950’s. Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women on Saturday, on June 11, is a 2014 documentary that highlights the roles many influential female musicians played on the jazz scene in the 1920’s through 1960’s.
The following weekend guests will be shown the 2014 film, The Case of the Three-Sided Dream on Friday, June 17, which is a tribute to the life and art of Jazz visionary Rahsaan Roland Kirk, whose family members will be in attendance of the showing, and All Night Long, a psychological drama from 1962 set in London’s smoky 1960’s jazz scene, on Saturday, June 18.
For more information about this and other upcoming events at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, visit www.mfah.org. The museum is located at 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005.
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