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Local May_Final.qxp_002houston 4/23/15 12:19 PM Page 34 GISH AT THE MOVIES HEAD OUTDOORS FOR FILMS! By Sarah Gish IT’S MAY AND IT’S HOT BUT WE AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET SO HEAD OUTDOORS WHILE YOU STILL CAN AND CATCH SOME MOVIES. DISVOVERY GREEN MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE Photography by Michelle Watson MARKET SQUARE PARK Photography by Jeff Grass Sarah Gish is an artist, mama, igniter and connector who has been writing for Local magazine since 1998. She was one of the co-founders of Q-Fest, Houston’s only LGBT festival, and was the publicist and city manager for Landmark Theatres in the 1990s, overseeing the River Oaks, Greenway and Saks movie theatres. She owns Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family and business enrichment company that she founded in 2000. It’s her joy to bring the love of movies to Houstonians and to let people know about all the amazing arts and culture in Houston. Photography courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE has been a mainstay for free, first-class culture in Houston for almost 100 years and for the last twenty years has been home to movies under the stars. Boasting a “hill” rising from leftover dirt from the creation of Fannin Street, Miller has a choice of air-conditioned, ticketed seating or hilltop seating in the open air. Managing Director Cissy Segal Davis programs “from the heart,” bringing several films each season that include classic and current hits, films for families, seasonal nods, trilogies and classics like the original Wizard of Oz (screening on July 3). This month, they’re happy to be bringing back Sons de L'âme (“Sounds of the Soul”) in conjunction with the Houston Cinema Arts Society and the Houston Ballet. This encore presentation is a stunning documentary dance performance film choreo- 34 L O C A L | may 15 graphed by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch and set to piano pieces by Frédéric Chopin performed by Lang Lang. It screens on May 8. Susanne Theis of DISCOVERY GREEN does an amazing job programming a wide variety of events and happenings on their downtown lawn, including monthly films for families and adults. Upcoming screenings are Growing Cities on May 8, a Parks and Recreation Marathon on May 16, and everyone’s summer favorite, Jaws, on June 20. MARKET SQUARE PARK is another fun place to see outdoor flicks – their regular monthly film screenings are part of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow program. Coming soon are Terms of Endearment on May 8 and native son Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums on June 5. Downtown’s newest renovation transformation, GREENSTREET, at 1201 Fannin Street, is showing Jurassic Park on May 22. The Montrose eatery BRASIL CAFÉ is a regular venue for outdoor screenings on their lovely patio and has hosted picks by people such as film programmer Peter Lucas, filmmaker Stephanie Saint Sanchez and the dynamic duo, husband-and-wife team Elizabeth and Paul Nelson, also known as Cinema Bomar (named after the street they live on). Around the corner from Brasil, THE MENIL COLLECTION occasionally hosts outdoor screenings – their next one is Painters Painting on June 3. Be sure to check out the screenings at the Tomball Depot (Dennis the Menace on May 9) and the Sugar Land Town Square (Planes Fire & Rescue on May 9). WANT TO SEE MORE ART FILMS? CHECK OUT THESE VENUES 14 Pews (www.14pews.org) Alamo Drafthouse (www.drafthouse.com) Asia Society (www.asiasociety.org/texas) Aurora Picture Show (www.aurorapictureshow.org) Blaffer Art Museum (www.blafferartmuseum.org) Café Brasil (www.cafe-brasil.net) Contemporary Arts Museum (www.camh.org) Discovery Green (www.discoverygreen.com) DiverseWorks (www.diverseworks.org) Holocaust Museum (www.hmh.org) Jewish Community Center (www.erjcchouston.org) Landmark River Oaks Theatre (www.landmarktheatres.com) Miller Outdoor Theatre (www.milleroutdoortheatre.com) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (www.mfah.org/films) Orange Show (www.orangeshow.org) Rice Cinema (www.ricecinema.rice.edu) Sundance Cinemas (www.sundancecinemas.com)