Considering the Quays screening: Through the Weeping Glass (and other shorts)


This program features the Quays' latest short film, the complementary "making-of" documentary by Edward Waisnis, and an evocative other rarely screened recent short.

ThroughThe Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos and Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) is a hybrid documentary on the collections of books, instruments and medical anomalies at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum located there. This short film represents the first to be made by the internationally recognized Quay Brothers in the United States. While not a stop-motion animation film — a form for which the Quays are best known — the entire film is vibrantly constructed through the reliance on digital post-production techniques.

Behind the Scenes with the Quay Brothers documents the making of the above-mentioned film. Offering a rare opportunity to see and hear the reclusive artists, it captures the creative collaboration between the Quays and their crew in intimate detail.

Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Castle Łańcut unfolds in a Renaissance castle once occupied by an 18th century Polish nobleman, Jan Potocki, author of the gothic tome The Saragossa Manuscript. The backdrop provides the setting for a tour of the objects, rooms and spaces that evoke the spirit of this legendary figure.



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


$7 general public; $6 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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