Virtual Cinema “Rififi” and “Lucky Grandma”
Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020 – Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020
Immerse yourself in two brilliantly different takes on the cinematic heist: a timeless classic and a breakout debut.
“The best film noir I have ever seen.” —François Truffaut
Adapted from a French novel, the 1955 crime drama Rififi follows jewel thief Tony le Stéphanois (Jean Servais). Fresh out of prison and eager to settle the score, he assembles a group of ex-cons to carry out the elaborate robbery of a Paris jewelry store. Director Jules Dassin’s meticulous depiction of the “perfect” robbery earned him the Best Director prize at Cannes and transformed the heist-thriller genre for generations to come.
► Lucky Grandma
“A heist movie like this shouldn’t exist. But thank God it does.” —VICE
A film unlike any other, the new movie Lucky Grandma shines the spotlight on 86-year-old leading lady Tsai Chin—the unforgettable star of The Joy Luck Club and a former Bond Girl (You Only Live Twice and Casino Royale). Chin is cast as the ornery, newly widowed, chain-smoking Grandma Wong, who heads to the casino after being promised luck by a fortune teller but soon lands at the center of a local gang war. Lucky Grandma marks the debut feature of Sasie Sealy, who was able to make the film thanks to a grant program for underrepresented filmmakers through the Tribeca Film Institute.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
- Tuesday | Closed.
- Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $19
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $16
- Military (with ID) Free
- College Students (19+ with ID) $12
- Youth (13–18) $12
- 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.
Three 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.
- 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Within Walking Distance
Join the Houston Museum District
Join our mailing list for sneak peeks to upcoming events and insider information on the best museum district in the world