The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Merchant Ivory in India

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Heat and Dust
Heat and Dust Photo courtesy of Cohen Film Collection

New digital restorations bring the opportunity to experience a selection of early films by the renowned team of James Ivory, Ismail Merchant, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Legendary actress Madhur Jaffrey (born 1933) and actor Shashi Kapoor (1938–2017) offer especially memorable performances. This film series is inspired by the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, "Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.

Schedule of screenings

  • April 7 and 8: Shakespeare Wallah
  • May 11 and 12: Heat and Dust
  • May 19 and 20: Autobiography of a Princess

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


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