THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday, February 23, Inprint is presenting their wonderful “Inprint Cool Brains! Series” with author Alan Gratz; all the deets are in my PICK below. You can get to know Inprint better in this week’s VIDEO PICK - they are a special organization and Houston's premier literary arts nonprofit organization. Their many and splendored programs support and engage readers and writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. I personally love their “Writing Café”...it’s a nice space for writing interesting words on most Fridays from 9am-noon.
This weekend kicks off the 50th Anniversary Celebration for Media Center and Rice Cinema and I’ve got more info about that below. The Media Center was originally envisioned as a temporary space that was brought into being courtesy the support of Houston’s visionary philanthropists, John and Dominique de Menil. Now 50 very energetic, groundbreaking, and oh-so-fun years later, the Center will be replaced by a new student arts building - carrying forth the mission initiated by the de Menils and revitalizing the connections between the creative arts and various disciplines throughout the Rice University campus. Rice’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA) has great plans for the new building including collaborative film festivals, exhibitions, theater productions, public lectures, and more. The spirit of the Media Center will live on!
Want to know more about films & venues in Houston? You’ll find a lot of info on my Facebook page, Gish at the Movies, that is an outgrowth of a film column I started in 1998. It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years but I am still loving movies and I am still touting movie venues. Check out my latest list of my fave places to see films in Houston here. And then: get ye to a movie theatre!