Christopher Kelly Modern Cinema - Monthly Series
Feb 13, 2014

Two decades after Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment as an electrified nation followed the saga on their television screens, Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision) revisits the notorious case – and raises provocative questions about race, gender, politics and class in the media age.

Magnolia at the Modern
Feb 14, 2014

Friday 6 and no 8 pm show time; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:30 am, 2 and 4:30 pm

“The Past plays like a low-key adagio in the hands of a masterful pianist, who knows how to give every note its just nuance.” Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.

Magnolia at the Modern
Feb 16, 2014

Friday 6 and no 8 pm show time; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:30 am, 2 and 4:30 pm

“The Past plays like a low-key adagio in the hands of a masterful pianist, who knows how to give every note its just nuance.” Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.

Magnolia at the Modern
Feb 16, 2014

Friday 6 and no 8 pm show time; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:30 am, 2 and 4:30 pm

“The Past plays like a low-key adagio in the hands of a masterful pianist, who knows how to give every note its just nuance.” Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.

Lone Star Late Night-Cinemuse
Feb 28, 2014

Kick back with cocktails and dinner in Café Modern, then enjoy a late-night cult classic. The Café Modern bar will remain open until 10 pm for night-owl moviegoers!

Movies That Matter
Mar 06, 2014

The Story of Human Rights — NR, 2013, 10 mintues. The Story of Human Rights is a drama of persistent struggle and steady advance, often against heavy odds. And with human rights comes peace and the means to freedom. It is important to understand the subject of human rights within its historical framework, a tradition that stretches back more than 2,500 years. This striking new short film defines, simply and concisely, the history of one of the world’s most misunderstood subjects: human rights. If you’re human, this film is about you.

Christopher Kelly Modern Cinema - Monthly Series
Mar 13, 2014


Tired of only being able to satisfy your Modern Cinema fix just once a year?

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth partners with film critic  Christopher Kelly to host regular "Modern Cinema" screenings - sneak previews of critically acclaimed titles, unsung highlights from the film festival circuit, and newly restored classic films - on a monthly basis. Kelly introduces the films, and closes with a  Q&A session. Film titles will be announced 2 weeks in advance. Screenings are held in the Museum's auditorium.

Christopher Kelly Modern Cinema - Monthly Series
Mar 13, 2014

A 1930s-style screwball romantic comedy, albeit with a cheerfully raunchy modern twist, Love & Air Sex centers on a pair of ex-lovers (Ashley Bell and (Michael Stahl-David), their respective best friends (Sara Paxton and Zach Cregger), a gorgeous musician (Addison Timlin) and a hunky Southerner (Justin Arnold), all of whose fates exuberantly collide at the Air Sex World Championships in Austin.

Magnolia at the Modern
Mar 15, 2014

“A divorced woman in her late 50s recaptures her life in Sebastian Lelio’s pitch-perfect, terrifically written Gloria.

Magnolia at the Modern
Mar 15, 2014

“A divorced woman in her late 50s recaptures her life in Sebastian Lelio’s pitch-perfect, terrifically written Gloria.

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