|MEDIA ALERT MFAH Films Presents Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis Introduced by director Kathleen Dowdey|
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents a free screening of Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis, directed by Kathleen Dowdey, who will introduce the film.
The documentary portrays U.S. congressman John Lewis’ personal journey of courage during the Civil Rights Movement, in which he led nonviolent protests in a fight for justice. The U.S. Congressman continues to inspire others to “get in the way,” including a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives this summer. The screening will be followed by a panel focusing on activism, including
Dr. James Conyers, director of African American studies at the University of Houston; filmmaker Kathleen Dowdey; Chad Dunn, voting rights litigator; and Eureka Gilkey, executive director of Project Row Houses.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Caroline Wiess Law Building / Brown Auditorium Theater 1001 Bissonnet Street
Admission for the screening is free, with tickets required. Obtaining tickets in advance is recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes early, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.mfah.org/films for more information on how to get advance tickets.
Film Buffs is the Museum’s patron group for movie lovers. Visit www.mfah.org/filmbuffs or call 713.639.7550 for more information.
The MFAH film department receives generous support from Tenaris; Gensler; Salle and James Vaughn; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The ILEX Foundation; James V. Derrick; Franci Neely; and Lynn S. Wyatt.
Community Partner for this film: Project Row Houses.
About MFAH Films
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Film Department offers moviegoers a
unique venue for appreciating both classic and contemporary films. Presenting more than 200 screenings annually, programming includes premieres of significant new independent productions. Since screening its first films in 1939, the goals of MFAH Films include introducing audiences to the genius of film; responding to an evolving medium; stimulating discourse through the shared experience of watching films; and
Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis, screening October 8, at 1 p.m. inspiring the next generation to value film and other moving-image arts. Screenings take place in Brown Auditorium Theater, designed by renowned Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This unique venue offers a superb movie-going experience with stadium seating, Dolby Digital sound, and projection capabilities ranging from 35mm reel-to-reel to 4K digital formats. In conjunction with the film screenings, the Museum hosts appearances by filmmakers, critics, and scholars, whose perspectives add fresh insights. Visit www.mfah.org/films for more information.