New Releases: Reason (Vivek)

1001 Bissonnet Street
(713) 639-7515
  • Presented By: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Dates: 12/14/2019
  • Location: Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Brown Auditorium
  • Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street
  • Phone: (713) 639-7515
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: General admission $9, MFAH members, seniors (65+), students with ID $7
  • Admission: General admission $9, MFAH members, seniors (65+), students with ID $7
  • Area of Town: Museum District
  • overview

    Presented by director Anand Patwardhan in conjunction with his exhibition Ways of Struggle at the Glassell School of Art.  Admission is free. In this monumental documentary, veteran Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan explores how India’s political climate has moved dramatically away from the nonviolent teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Organized in chapters that move from the past to the present, Reason unflinchingly chronicles the rise of right-wing extremism and recent instances of violence, yet concludes with a message of cautious optimism. The screening includes a 15-minute intermission. About the Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan was born in Bombay in 1950. His passionate, detailed chronicling of injustices in India has made him known as the filmmaking conscience of his nation. Reason received the award for best feature-length documentary at the 2018 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.

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