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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Good Girls

Thursday, May. 2, 2019 – Thursday, May. 2, 2019

09:30 PM – 11:05 PM
US/Central

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Sofía (Ilse Salas) lives a life of luxury in the Las Lomas neighborhood in Mexico City. She spends her days playing tennis, lunching, and gossiping with other wives who make up her social set. When the 1982 financial crisis hits, the prospect of losing her wealth threatens to destroy Sofía’s marriage, friendships, and way of life. Depicting the sumptuous and superficial world of her characters, Alejandra Márquez Abella reflects on what happens when those who have wealth suddenly lose that privilege.

“With this subtle drama about high-society social maneuvering, writer-director Alejandra Márquez Abella essentially transplants Edith Wharton's thematic concerns to Mexico City in 1982.” - Chicago Reader

“Swirling camera work and chronological jumps quietly tighten the screw while the art direction provides continual delight: The Good Girls is, among things, a deliciously precise critique of 1980s fashion.” - Globe and Mail

“A true jewel.” -  Chilango.com

“A neat and perfumed time bomb.” -  Cine Premiere

“Patiently bathing in the excess of high society, director Alejandra Márquez Abella's camera often makes the audience feel like the silent fifth member of Sofía's inner circle.” - Cinema Axis

Read an interview with the director.

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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