The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 – Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM


The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
Directed by William Wyler
(USA, 1944, 45 min.)


The Cold Blue
Directed by Erik Nelson
(USA, 2019, 72 min.)

► Presented by Catherine Wyler
On the eve of Veterans Day, the MFAH proudly welcomes Catherine Wyler to present and discuss these two important films. The daughter of director William Wyler (1902–1981), Catherine Wyler grew up in the film business and made a revealing film about him for American Masters on PBS: Directed by William Wyler (1986). During her years as senior vice president at Columbia Pictures, she produced Memphis Belle (1990), a fictionalization of her father’s 1944 documentary The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying FortressThe recently restored documentary, made for the Office of War Information by William Wyler and a crew of photographers, follows several missions of the B-17 bomber in 1943. In May of that year, the “Memphis Belle” became one of the first B-17s to complete 25 missions in Europe and return from the war under its own power.

Catherine Wyler has been an independent producer of film and television (including feature film Memphis Belle and documentaries Directed By William Wyler and Witness To Hope, (a biography of Pope John Paul II), a Senior VP of Production at Columbia Pictures, and she has held leadership positions at major American cultural institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts and PBS. From 2001 through 2009, she was the founding Artistic Director of the High Falls International Film Festival in Rochester, New York. She is currently developing a documentary on His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

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Tickets for The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

Sunday, November 10, 2019 3 p.m.

Looking for Film Buff or Member tickets?

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Price Qty. Total
Adult $9.00
Members pay only $7.00
Senior (65+) $7.00    $0.00
Sub Total: $0.00



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    Two Parking Garages        

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    • 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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