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Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Lucía (the wonderful Malú Chouza) isn’t exactly looking forward to her vacation with her younger brother and their divorced father; things only get worse when they arrive at their spa town destination and it refuses to stop raining. From this deceptively simple premise, Uruguayan writer-directors Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge have fashioned one of the most charming and nuanced coming-of-age stories in years—a portrait of a young girl learning life’s hardest lesson, that sometimes the sun won’t come out tomorrow.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Director Kevin Macdonald – whose The Last King of Scotland screened at Modern Cinema in 2006 – serves up perhaps his most gripping thriller yet, based on Meg Rosoff’s prize-winning novel. Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Hanna) stars as an American teenager vacationing in England when a global war erupts, sending her on a race across a war-ravaged country to reunite with the boy (George MacKay) she loves. Bring your teenagers for a movie that puts a propulsive new spin on such apocalyptic classics as The Hunger Games and The Road Warrior. 101 min.

Oct 06, 2013

Docent-led tours in Spanish are offered at 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month, when gallery admission is free. These tours are open to the public and do not require prior arrangements.

Docents are also available to conduct private tours in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and American Sign Language when reservations are made at least two weeks in advance.

Drawing from the Collection
Oct 06, 2013

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk.
First Sundays of the month, 2–3:30 pm

Drawing from the Collection for Children
Oct 06, 2013

Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 06, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 06, 2013

What happens when you combine the biting acidity of screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid) and the moonbeam romanticism of director Roger Michell (Persuasion, Notting Hill)? A sweet-and-sour masterpiece called Le Week-end, about a married couple (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) who take a mishap-filled trip to Paris to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 06, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

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