The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Che, Memories of a Secret Year

Friday, May. 3, 2019 – Sunday, May. 5, 2019


Appearance by director Margarita Hernández

Debut filmmaker Margarita Hernández presents a side of Che Guevara not found in other films. Yes, Guevara was the Argentine doctor who rode his motorcycle across the continent to fight for the Cuban Revolution. But Hernández’s film illuminates a little-known time in the revolutionary’s life: after Fidel Castro famously read Guevara’s resignation from Cuban governmental duties on camera. Guevara then mysteriously disappeared—hiding in Tanzania and Prague, where, thanks to prosthetics and a new identity, he evaded CIA agents.

Upcoming Showtimes

Friday, May 3: 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 5: 1 p.m.

About the speaker: Margarita Hernández was born in Cuba. She is a writer, producer and director. She studied filmmaking in Brazil, where she has lived since 1992. She is the director of Bucanero Filmes, and coordinator of the Ceará Ibero-American Film Festival. Her filmography includes Laberinto (2001), Filipe (2006), and Pausas (2013). Ché, Memories of a Secret Year (2018) is her latest feature.



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    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

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  • 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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