Five Funny French Films is Back !

 Thursday, March 20–Sunday, March 23 at  the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Firmly established as one of the Museum’s most popular annual film series, Five Funny French Films delights and intrigues with innovative approaches to humor.

Opening with Tip Top, auteur Serge Bozon’s genre hybrid policier starring Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain, the fourth edition also includes two tales of ordinary individuals who unexpectedly become national heroes: Populaire and Tour de Force.

The lively The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu considers the French public’s reaction to the government’s shortening of the traditional summer vacation, and the war of the sexes is front and center in the romantic comedy Love Is in the Air.

Un petit extra is included in the program: a restored edition of Seven Years Bad Luck, a hilarious 1921 silent comedy directed by and featuring the great Max Linder.

$9 general admission – $2 discount for MFAH Members, seniors, and students with ID

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Watershed Market’s first weekend will be on March 22nd and 23rd from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, at 2322 Polk St. 77003!

The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts will be showcasing many of the doors from the Open the Door project with a particular focus on THE ONE CREATED BY THE TALENTED KIDS from the ARTBRIDGE program (visit IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SISTER CITIES OF HOUSTON.

The kids will share with us the stories that inspired the finished design about the many influential people in their lives. Join us with some of the “Open the Door” artists for an afternoon of inspiration, learning, creativity and fun. The kids will join us on stage from 2 p.m. to 2:10 pm  and in the demo tent from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday the 22nd.

Come and find our booth !



The FRENCH CULTURES FESTIVAL aims at celebrating and promoting French language through cultural and educational events. It brings together people who not only speak French, but also love French Cultures and feel, in one way or another, close to the Francophone community. This year the French Cultures Festival will take place from March 1 to 31, 2014.

The FCF gathers many institutional and cultural partners such as the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and features events such as lectures and talks, movies, performances, concerts, encounters with artists and writers, teacher training sessions and other educational events. Diplomatic representations, museums, universities, schools, and many other organizations take part in the festival. Over 30 different cultural events are being showcased during the festival in the three states covered by the Cultural service of the French Consulate : Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.





Catch a glimpse of a few photographs from
some of the participants of the


Olivier Steiner, Rawan Almallahi, Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Delphine Humbert, Daniela Galindo, Cesar Aparato and Giovanni Guillen. 

as well as Five of the door sculptures painted by

Gonzo247, Romain Froquet, Patrick Medrano, Tierney Malone,
Anne Maizia, Sylvie Delusseau, Mambo, Rahul Mitra,
Stephanie Topin and Catherine Cartwright

at the French Consul General’s residence


Tremendous turnout at OBA Think tank, Tuesday December 3rd

What a tremendous turnout we had at our OBA Think tank on Tuesday December 3rd at the Rothko Chapel!

We had over 80 participants from all walks of Houston’s diverse communities including visual artists, curators, musicians, poets, rappers, community members, scholars, students and professors, gathered together to discuss with Monte Laster, the founder of the OBA project, and theTFAA team, how to leverage local creative assets.

HGOco’s director shared this with us:

“I wanted to commend you for the wonderful program last night.  I could not stay for the last ½ hour, but enjoyed myself immensely for the incredible discussion.  Houston has incredible “power” through the arts.  We can be a world leader in how we create programs through collaboration to allow Houston communities to “raise their voice”.

An award-winning film maker, author and interactive multimedia producer added:

“I am so honored to have been a part of last night’s exciting Think Tank and I am thrilled with the possibilities! I am keen to work with your program.”

An esteemed cultural leader in our community echoed these enthusiastic sentiments by saying:

” It was very inspiring to see so many familiar faces as well as hearing about all the great work taking place in communities across Houston and France.”

And these are just a few of the comments we received supporting the potential of this truly original, collaborative and boundary-breaking project.

Stay tuned for more…This is just the beginning.