Aurora Picture Show

Aurora Picture Show

713 868-2101

2442 Bartlett Street

Houston, TX 77098


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Cultural Crossroads

“Curated by Vanessa Godden, Cultural Crossroads showcases this selection of films by eleven emerging international artists addressing how the body performatively narrates and navigates cultural...

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Sidewalk Cinema Exhibition and Reception

A screening of the videos that were included in Aurora Picture Show’s Sidewalk Cinema program in partnership with Houston’s Downtown Management Group. The show features works...

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The Idea Fund Information Session

Come to Aurora Picture Show and learn about how to apply for The Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by a partnership of DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture...

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Señorita Cinema: Super Shorts

For this program, Aurora has teamed up with Houston’s all-independent, Latina-made film festival Señorita Cinema to present an evening of short films.

Meet-Up / Get-Down

“Aurora Picture Show is hosting an open gathering for anyone who’d like to share human connection, stories, and information. There will be beverages and snacks...

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Architecture of Family

A screening of short films that explore “the connections and constructs of family and community through memories, spaces and places.” The program includes works by Amy...

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Extremely Shorts Film Festival 2017

Aurora’s annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival is an open-call, juried collection of adventurous, new short films (3 minutes or less) of all kinds and from...

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Gathering Our Hearts At Standing Rock

A work-in-progress screening of the new documentary Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock by filmmaker Fidel Moreno. “Including interviews with a range of First Nation people...

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Texas Filmmakers Night

Austin Film Society Artist Services Manager Iliana Sosa will be in town to discuss the guidelines and procedures of applying for an AFS grant. There will also...

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Aurora Education Highlights

A screening of films created by Houston-area kids as a part of Aurora’s education programs.

Lisa Harris: A Live Cinema Performance

Houston artist Lisa Harris will perform two acts of her eventual three-part opera chronicling a story of “gentrification, displaced youth, and metaphysical reality in the...

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eteam: Space Delay

The Houston premiere of eteam’s (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) film Space Delay. From Aurora: “After buying an acre of the Southwestern desert on eBay, the deed...

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Bruce Conner: An Assemblage of Films

A two-day program of films by Bruce Conner. Many of Conner’s films use spliced-together B-movies and newsreels to create cultural critiques. This program is in conjunction...

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Sundance Shorts

A program featuring eight short films shown at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Resolution: A New Year Conversation

A community conversation about our current cultural time featuring presentations by Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, Vinod Hopson, Tish Stringer, Jamie Robertson, and Carrie Schneider.

Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola

The premiere of Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s new interactive, multiple-projection installation Hidentities. The work “incorporates both live-feed video and prepared images and text in a space that is fragmented...

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Emily Peacock: August

A screening of Emily Peacock’s new short film August. A summary of the film: Carrying the weight of looming family tragedy and past heartbreaks, young...

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Eric Dyer: Real-Time Zoetrope

A new work commissioned by Aurora Picture Show: “Dyer’s latest experiment incorporates the early photographic experiments of Eadweard Muybridge in a 17-foot installation that pops to...

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Comedy Gold

Via Aurora: One part “laugh therapy” session and one part art history lesson, Andrea Grover presents this journey through art comedy’s greatest hits–from Marcel Duchamp...

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The Death Salon Film Festival

A film festival exploring how we face death, remember the dead, and deal with dying in the modern world.  The evening will begin with a juried selection...

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Shedding Light

A screening of rarely seen short films, both historical and contemporary, that focus on the sun, light, color, reflection, refraction, and horizons. Included are Francois de...

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Extremely Shorts Film Festival

“The 19th annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival features 26 films, including 10 from Texas, as well as films from around the US, Canada, UK, France, Italy,...

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Flaherty Film Seminar

A selection of film screenings curated by Margarita de la Vega Hurtado and the Flaherty Film Seminar. For tickets, go here.

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