Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 – Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019
07:00 PM – 09:10 PM
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this new film by Nadine Labaki also received a 2019 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Capernaum (Chaos)follows the journey of Zain, a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy who flees his parents and sues them for the “crime” of giving him life. Zain uses his wits to survive on the streets; takes care of an Ethiopian refugee and her infant son; is jailed for a crime; and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.
Capernaum was made with a cast of nonprofessionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Labaki asked her performers to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When their instincts diverged from the script, she adapted the screenplay to follow them. Steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people, Capernaum is a film with an expansive palette. Without warning, it can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of poetic imagery. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, Capernaum is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.
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.
- 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.
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 HoursOpen 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
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.
Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Dec. 8 – Jun. 9, 2019
Mending: Craft and Community—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Jan. 30 – Dec. 29, 2019
Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Feb. 12 – Aug. 4, 2019
Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Mar. 16 – Sep. 8, 2019
Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Latino American Collection
May. 21 – May. 21, 2019
Programs & Activities
From Peasant to Artisan: The Rise of Mezcal and Oaxacan Cuisine
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