James Stewart and Wyatt's pal Grace Kelly in 'Rear Window'

‘TIS THE SEASON, and Houston film fanatics have reason to rejoice. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the MFAH begins screening films in its new Lynn Wyatt Theater, located on the lower level of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for modern and contemporary art.

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Oil Rigged?

Hollywood’s take on BP’s epic oil-spill disaster hits theaters this month. But will ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ controversial in Houston, tell the whole truth?

On Dec. 25, 2010, The New York Times published a stirring, gut-wrenching article by a team of reporters, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Barstow, on the fate of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. It was a riveting account of the chaotic events on the rig that followed the earlier failure of the Macondo well-blowout preventer, 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana — some 350 miles southeast of Houston, where well operator British Petroleum has its U.S. headquarters. In the end, Barstow and his colleagues performed an autopsy of sorts on what exactly caused the hightech, 25-story offshore derrick to suffer such catastrophic damage.

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