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Lone Star Film Festival & Modern Cinema
Nov 08, 2014

In a bureaucratic office on a remote military base in Israel, Daffi (Nelly Tagar) finds unexpected ways to shred documents, while her best friend Zohar (Dana Ivgy) wonders if she’s ever going to lose her virginity. So begins this uproariously funny, unexpectedly touching comedy – a cross between OFFICE SPACE, MASH and THELMA AND LOUISE (with a little bit of GHOST thrown in for good measure). Written and directed by newcomer Talya Lavie, ZERO MOTIVATION won the World Cinema prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

101 min.; In Hebrew with English subtitles

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Lone Star Film Festival & Modern Cinema
Nov 08, 2014

The legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman (TITICUT FOLLIES, WELFARE) has long been obsessed with inner-workings of complex institutions. Here he turns his camera on London’s National Gallery, introducing us to administrators, curators, teachers, and docents, all trying to keep a tradition-bound organization relevant in the 21st century. The result is more than just a kalediscopic portrait of a great museum – it’s also an exhilarating, visually ravishing inquiry into the enduring power of art to alight all of our senses. 

171 min.

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Graduate Student Lectureship Program
Nov 08, 2014
Lone Star Film Festival & Modern Cinema
Nov 07, 2014

Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon delivers her finest performance to date in this extraordinary adaptation of Cheryl Strayed best-selling memoir, about a shattered woman who sets off on a perilous 1100-mile hike in the hopes of piecing her life back together. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (The Dallas Buyers Club) and written by Nick Hornby (About a Boy), Wild is at once epic and intimate -- a thrilling Woman-vs-Nature survival story that also vividly illuminates the interior life of its deeply conflicted main character.
120 minutes, R

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First Fridays at the Modern
Nov 07, 2014

A docent-led, twenty-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 pm. Admission to the galleries is $10, $4 for students and seniors, free for Modern members. On First Friday, gallery admission is free for Star-Telegram Press Pass Holders.

Lone Star Film Festival & Modern Cinema
Nov 07, 2014

A highlight of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the debut feature by Cambodian-born writer-director Hong Khaou is a tender, quietly affecting portrait of divides – both linguistic and generational. Ben Whishaw (BRIGHT STAR) plays a heartbroken young Londoner struggling to make amends with his late boyfriend’s mother (Pei-pei Cheng), a Cambodian-Chinese immigrant who speaks no English, and who refuses to acknowledge her son was gay.

91 min.; In English and Mandarin with English subtitles

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First Fridays at the Modern
Nov 07, 2014

The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and cocktails from 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends to enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night. This month's First Friday will take place on the Modern terrace and lawn! 

Performance by Saint Frinatra
Special Cocktail: Leaf Blower

Lone Star Film Festival & Modern Cinema
Nov 07, 2014

“In his memoir Mr. Bauby performed a heroic feat of alchemy, turning horror into wisdom, and Mr. Schnabel, following his example and paying tribute to his accomplishment, has turned pity into joy.” A.O. Scott, The New York Times.

Lone Star Film Festival & Modern Cinema
Nov 07, 2014

“Art lives on the right side….Jean-Michel Basquiat seems to have spent most of his brief life on the right side of the brain. Only another artist could understand that, and Basquiat is the confident, poetic filmmaking debut of the painter Julian Schnabel.” Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times.

Nov 06, 2014

A Conversation with Julian Schnabel
November 6
7 pm Conversation; 8 pm Film screening
Museum Auditorium

Please join the Modern’s Chief Curator Michael Auping and Texas Monthly film critic Christopher Kelly for a conversation with renowned artist and award-winning filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

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