El Angel (El ángel)
Saturday, May. 4, 2019 – Saturday, May. 4, 2019
08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
From a young age, blue-eyed, baby-faced Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) has stolen just because he can. When he meets Ramon (Chino Darín), the son of career criminals, the attraction he feels for his classmate propels him into more serious crime: murder. Loosely based on the real-life Argentine serial killer Carlos Robledo Puch, nicknamed “Angel of Death” for his cherub-like looks, filmmaker Luis Ortega presents a Carlitos who doesn’t trust reality nor understand the consequences of his actions. Fast-paced and gorgeously photographed, El Angel delves into the psyche of an outlaw, while reflecting on how violence is glamorized on the screen.
“Captivatingly nasty.” - Noir City
"The film has the appearance of velour: dark, warm tones that invariably make even the most mundane spaces so much more sensual and inviting. The settings draw in viewers with so many details in every scene, like when the pair are hiding out in grim, dimly lit motel or passing through a velvet cushioned club with judgmental bartenders. Ortega uses Spanish language rock and pop hits like Martin Scorsese did in Goodfellas, giving the audience a taste of the time and insight to the mindset of these men. From their point of view, they were untouchable rock stars—until they weren’t." - RogerEbert.com
"His violence isn’t a question of revenge or sadism. It’s a matter of fact. The law simply doesn’t stick to him. It slides off, like Ortega’s gliding camera, zooming toward, away, and around Carlos’s body ever so sensuously." - Slant
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.
- 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.
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 HoursOpen 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
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.
Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
May. 9 – May. 9, 2017
Kinder Institute Forum: Matthew Desmond on “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in an American City”
May. 9 – May. 9, 2018
Programs & Activities
A Cask of Amontillado: Inspired Dishes from Sherry’s Past
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