Aurora Picture Show is a non-profit media arts center that presents artist-made, non-commercial film and video. We are dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of moving image art.
Founded in 1998 by Andrea Grover, the first home for Aurora was in a former church building on Aurora Street in the Heights where Grover and her family both lived and worked in the original microcinema. When Grover retired her home as a screening space in 2007, Aurora re-located the offices and Aurora Video Library near The Menil Collection, and until 2012 Aurora screenings and events were nomadic travelling all over the City of Houston. In June 2012, Aurora relocated to a new location in the Rice/Kirby area which houses the administrative offices, video library, education space and screenings in one location for the first time in the history of the organization. While this is the home base for the organization, Aurora remains dedicated to collaborative partnerships and site-specific events in unique settings and alternative art spaces.
Aurora has distinguished itself as a home for vanguard work that falls outside of conventional moviemaking and traditionally has fewer exhibition outlets. Our screenings are known for being memorable and not-to-be-missed as they are not often repeated and are difficult to duplicate.
Past Events at MATCH
- April 2017: Current Visions