14 Pews

14 Pews



800 Aurora Street

Houston, TX 77009


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Two Documentaries by Ray Hylenski

A screening of two documentaries by Ray Hylenski. The program includes Punching Clouds, a new documentary chronicling the making of Ed Wilson’s monumental sculpture Soaring in the Clouds...

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Charles Curtis & Donald Miller

A performance in featuring cello virtuoso Charles Curtis (after a more than 15-year absence from freely improvised music) with Donald Miller, influential guitarist from the...

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20,000 Days On Earth

A special screening of this unusual, award winning film–an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician Nick Cave. The film fuses drama and documentary...

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Cinema Bomar Wakes Up

The return of Cinema Bomar! The theme is Office Stories, including the little-known 1983 film “Everything Looks So Normal” (filmed in Oil Boom-era Houston!) Click here...

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Festival of (In)appropriation #6

14 different works of the found footage genre!! “The shortest of these, Celeste Fichter’s Walking on Water, lasts just over a minute and uses the...

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The Years to Come

A program of films by current Core Fellows Ahahita Ghazvinizadeh and Madsen Minax. These films revisit coming-of-age narratives. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Doors open 15 minutes before...

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Moving Violation: Mark Nelson

  Moving Violation is a multifaceted installation by artist Mark Nelson which explores the basic human experience of movement. Mark Nelson explores this central aspect...

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H-Town Multicultural Film Festival

H­-Town Multicultural Film Festival (HTMFF) celebrates Houston’s diversity through the power of cinema. 14 Pews will screen 19 features and short films over the course...

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God's Architects

God’s Architects is a documentary that tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic creations.The film details how and why these oft-marginalized...

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An intimate journey into the lives of four American self-taught artists: Prophet Royal Robertson, Hawkins Bolden, Judith Scott and Ike Morgan. Isolated and struggling with...

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Plain Sight

Three outsider artists who engage with the world in a purposeful way, either by presenting art for public viewing or by simply being out among...

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Emily Sloan: Funeral Party

Emily Sloan hosts an interactive Funeral Party, including visitation, drinking, eulogy writing assistance, a funeral service, a funeral sound procession created by the audience along...

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Wayne Gilbert: Human Remains Paintings

Gilbert, owner of G Gallery in Houston, uses the cremated remains of Americans, uncollected for various reasons, to create works of art.


Detour is one of the blackest film noir ever produced during the classic 1935 to 1955 period. The film’s darkness in both style and content...

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Beauty is Embarrassing

Part biography, part live performance, the film traces Wayne White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as...

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Chuck Ivy

Reprocessed popular film imagery from a recent graduate of the University of Houston’s Masters of Fine Arts program in Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a 2012 documentary film about Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman. Free for members,...

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Voices and Echoes

Three pioneering figures from the overlapping worlds of Japanese performance art, video, poetry, and electro-acoustic improvisation. Akio Suzuki (Japan): handmade instruments, Otomo Yoshihide (Japan): guitar,...

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Architects of Cinema

As part of her 14 Pews Residency, Sandy Ewen presents her collaborative performance group, Architects of Cinema. Filmmaker Chris Nelson will be manning numerous projection...

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Susan Alcorn

Solo and ensemble performances featuring Baltimore’s pioneering pedal steel guitarist. $5 – 10 admission… pay what you can.

Sandy Ewen

Sandy Ewen graduated with a BA Architecture from the UT Austin in 2008. She has been experimenting with vintage slide projectors when not improvising music.


A real-life “horse-whisperer,” Buck Brannaman eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment....

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King Corn

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.  Admission:  $10 non-members...

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