Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Thursday, January 9
Low-Fi special screening of ‘Gertrude Barnstone: Home Movie’

About the Event

Low-Fi celebrates the life of Gertrude Barnstone with a special screening of Gertrude Barnstone: Home Movie with Director Jon Schwartz in person.


(2015) – 57 minutes
Thursday January 9, 2020 7 pm
Rice Cinema


For the first time on film, Gertrude Barnstone, activist, actress, artist — up close and personal. A film essay, GERTRUDE BARNSTONE: HOME MOVIE examines the themes and mediations that have been of import in her remarkable life. For this second film in his HOME MOVIE series, filmmaker Jon Schwartz has turned his 45 year friendship with Gertrude into a film that is revealing and deeply humanistic. The film details her youthful beginnings as an artist, her stint as an actress, her pioneering liberal influence on the Houston Independent School District, and her marriage to architect Howard Barnstone. The film was shot by esteemed still photographer, Arthur Meyerson.


Film information:
Free and open to the public.


Parking available in West Lot 4, $5 charge, credit card required.
Directions to Rice Cinema, Rice Media Center:
Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

For specific directions from any location Google map ‘Rice Cinema’.

Nearby visitor lots:
West Lot 4 - $5 (*for this event)
Moody Visitor Lot (previously Hess Lot) - $12
West Lot 2 - $12Greenbriar Lot - $3

For parking information:
Shuttle service:
Campus maps:

Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Cinema, room 100