Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 – Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

07:30 PM – 10:30 PM


 Post-screening conversation between director Trey Edward Shults and rap star Bun B is followed by the opening-night party.

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

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About the Speakers

Trey Shults is an American director, writer, producer, and actor. In 2010, he made his directorial debut in the short film Mother and Son. In 2011 and 2012, Shults variously served as film loader, post-production intern, and intern, on three of Terrence Malick’s films: Song to Song, Voyage of Time, and The Tree of Life. His first feature, Krisha, won SXSW, screened at Cannes 2015, and was released by A24. It also won the John Cassavetes Award at Indy Spirit, Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review, and the Breakthrough Director Award at the Gotham Awards. Shults’s second feature, It Comes at Night, is a family drama starring Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, and Chris Abbott.

Bernard Freeman—better known as Bun B—changed the hip-hop landscape as half of the legendary UGK alongside the late Pimp C. In 2006 Bun B won an ASCAP award for Top R&B/Hip Hop Song for his writing and performance on the single Give Me That and he holds an MTV Music Award for Best R&B Video for Beyonce’s Check On It. His third solo album, 2010’s Trill O.G., was met with critical acclaim. By 2013, he would release his last project before his musical break, The Epilogue. As a professor of theology at Rice University, he led a course about religion and hip-hop culture. In 2018, Bun B delivered Return of the Trill, a full length effort produced by Big K.R.I.T. Bun B is also a board member of the Houston Cinema Arts Society.

Jason Woods aka Flash Gordon Parks is an ethnomusicologist from Houston. He holds a bachelor's degree in photography from Sam Houston State University. In 2005 Flash Gordon Parks published a book of photography and poetry called The Beautiful Side of Ugly with Eric Blaylock, which combined Blaylock’s poetry with FGP’s images to document the beauty of urban areas of Houston. He has lectured at venues including the Art League Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Rice University. In 2015 he directed the documentary This Thing We Do: Houston DJ Culture Revealed.

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  • 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 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
    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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