Join Houston Cinema Arts Society’s 7th annual Julydoscope for a picnic-perfect* evening of music, poetry, and film on Saturday, July 15, at Discovery Green®. Hosted by Houston’s own Ernie Manouse, the space-inspired event will kick off at 7 PM with trivia, giveaways, and free poems upon request by the Inprint Poetry Buskers. As the sun sets, sit back and enjoy a live saxophone quartet concert by MUSIQA and a family-friendly compilation of CineSpace short films. *Bring your own basket of delectables or pick something up from a selection of food trucks at Discovery Green.


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About CineSpace

CineSpace is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a short film competition. Winners are announced and screened along with all finalists at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival which is held in November.

Cinespace 2016 Trailer from Houston Cinema Arts Society on Vimeo.

About Houston Cinema Arts Society

Houston Cinema Arts Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting innovative films, media installations, and performances that celebrate the artistic process and enrich Houston’s culture and urban vitality. Created in 2008 with the support of former Houston Mayor Bill White and philanthropist Franci Neely, it organizes and hosts the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, a groundbreaking and innovative festival featuring films and new media by and about artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The Festival celebrates the diversity of the arts in Houston and elevates the city’s film and arts scene.

Houston Cinema Arts Society sponsors include premier sponsor Houston First Corporation, signature sponsor Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and featured sponsor Levantine Films. HCAS is also supported in part by the Franci Neely Foundation; the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance; an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; the Brown Foundation; and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


Founded in 2002 and led by four composers, MUSIQA aims to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate contemporary music with other modern art forms. MUSIQA celebrates modern creative arts through interdisciplinary concerts that highlight modern music and its connections to literature, film, dance, art, and more. With its innovative collaborations and educational programming, MUSIQA strives to make modern repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.

About Poetry Buskers

The popular Inprint Poetry Buskers, many of whom are graduate students and alumni from the nationally renowned UH Creative Writing Program, will be at Julydoscope. These talented poets, using typewriters and themes specified by attendees, tap into the muse of immediate inspiration and write poems on the spot for free. Stop by the Inprint table, see the Inprint Poetry Buskers in action, and get your very own poem which you can cherish forever. Inprint—a nonprofit literary arts organization—has for more than three decades fostered the art of creative writing and inspired a vibrant community of readers and writers in Houston, through readings by the world’s leading authors, writing workshops for community members of every age and background, and support for some of the nation’s top emerging writers in Houston.