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Public Program
Film Screening: Seeking a Shared Humanity

Friday, March 11
7–8:30 p.m.
Main Building Lawn

The Menil Collection and Aurora Picture Show copresent an outdoor screening of short films organized in conjunction with the Menil’s exhibition Collection Close-Up: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs. In response to Davidson’s work, the program features short experimental films that explore humanity’s struggles as seen through the lens of political and social activism and personal reflection. The films weave together portraits of individuals, cultures, and environments and thus give voice to these perspectives. Filmmakers include: Jem Cohen, Chap Edmonson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ja’Tovia Gary, Sky Hopinka, Lynne Sachs, and Suneil Sanzgiri.

Attending the program:
The screening will take place on the museum’s front lawn, located at 1533 Sul Ross Street.

Please bring your own picnic blankets or lawn chairs, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Menil green space policies apply. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.

Plan ahead and visit the exhibition before the screening by reserving your free timed entry. All visitors are required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth while inside of our art buildings. For additional protocols, click here.

Please note that in the event of inclement weather the screening will take place in the foyer of the Menil’s main building.