The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Pigeon (Güvercin)

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

03:00 PM – 04:20 PM



In her feature-film debut, writer/director Banu Sivaci delivers the delicate tale of Yusuf (Kemal Burak Alper), who raises pigeons on the roof of his building in an Adana slum. Existing on the margins of society, sensitive Yusuf wants nothing more than to nurture the birds he inherited from his late father.

His brother (Ruhi Sari), however, does not understand Yusuf’s devotion to the animals and forces him to work in a garage, salvaging auto parts. When work responsibilities require a week-long job out of town, Yusuf fears what will happen to the pigeons in his absence. Overcoming many obstacles to get back home, Yusuf summons inner strength to face up to those threatening his lifestyle. The Pigeon won Best First Film at the 2018 Ankara and Istanbul International Film Festivals, as well as Best Actor at the 2018 Adana Film Festival.

• Review of the film

• Interview with the filmmaker (in Turkish)

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Tickets for The Pigeon (Güvercin)
Sunday, October 13, 2019 3 p.m.

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Price Qty. Total
Adult $10.00
Members pay only $8.00
Senior (65+) $8.00    $0.00
Sub Total: $0.00


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    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

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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.

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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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