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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Belmonte

Friday, May. 3, 2019 – Saturday, May. 4, 2019

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Appearance by director Federico Veiroj

In Federico Veiroj’s fourth feature, Javier (Gonzalo Delgado) prepares for an upcoming exhibition of his work. However, his thoughts center on his daughter and the fact that his ex-wife is having a baby with her new husband, creating a new family dynamic that does not include him. His pessimistic nature is reflected in his paintings’ melancholic undertones that emerge despite their bold colors and sensuality. As Javier struggles to stay true to himself as both an artist and a parent, his relationship with his daughter brings him light.

Upcoming Showtimes

Friday, May 3: 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 4: 6 p.m.

About the speaker: Federico Veiroj (born 1976) is a Uruguayan and Spanish film director, writer, and producer. He coproduced, wrote, and directed three feature films: Acne (2008), premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight; A Useful Life (2010), premiered at Toronto Film Festival; The Apostate (2015), premiered at San Sebastián International Film Festival’s official competition, where it received the Jury’s Special Mention and FIPRESCI award. Belmonte is his fourth feature film. Veiroj is currently shooting the feature film Thus Spoke the Moneybroker, a coproduction of Uruguay, Argentina, and Germany.

“Belmonte is both a tender portrait of a single father trying to connect with his young daughter and a quirky portrait of a borderline tormented artist.” - Quelle Movies

“Belmonte is a film about a male artist who values his family life as much as his art, if not more. It's not only refreshing: it's genuinely sexy.” - Cinema Scope

Read an interview with the filmmaker.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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