The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Movies Houstonians Love

The Dinner Game movie
Photo courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, kicks off season 13 of the popular Movies Houstonians Love film series, a unique program that invites Houston notables to present a favorite film in the Museum’s Brown
Auditorium Theater.

  • September 25: Patrick Summers, artistic and music director at the Houston Grand Opera, opens the season with a screening of Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game). Celebrated writer-director Francis Veber (La Cage aux Folles) adapted his own play, a dark comedy about a competition among a group of smug Parisians to see who can bring the biggest “idiot” to their weekly dinner party. Pierre (Thierry Lhermitte) thinks he’s outdone them all with his latest guest (Jacques Villeret), a finance-ministry accountant whose hobby is building matchstick replicas of famous monuments. But a series of mishaps turns the tables, with surprising results.
  • December 2: Joy Sewing, Fashion & Beauty editor for the Houston Chronicle, introduces the iconic fashion film Mahogany, complementing the Museum’s Oscar de la Renta exhibition. In the film, an ambitious and aspiring designer (Diana Ross) from the Chicago slums puts herself through fashion school with the hopes of becoming an international top designer. Along the way, she becomes a rich, deliciously decadent global supermodel, thanks in part to a fashion photographer (Anthony Perkins) who reinvents her as his muse. However, she is torn when activist boyfriend (Billy Dee Williams) wants her to sacrifice her dreams as he pursues a political future.

Event Details


12.2.17 | 7:00 pm
9.25.17 | 7:00 pm


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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