Take a break from the Texas heat and join the Modern and Lone Star Film Society for Modern Kids—Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos throughout the museum.
A Place At The Table – 2012, PG, 84 minutes. Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
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.
Luis Buñuel, the leader of cinematic surrealism, developed one of the most unique and creative bodies of work in film history with his keen eye for the absurd and the beautiful. Admission is $7; $5 for Reel People and Lone Star Film Society members; free for students with valid college/university ID. Advance purchase available at www.lonestarfilmsociety.com.
Join us for a special preview screening of artist Artemio's first feature-length film. Artemio, one of the dynamic Mexican artists featured in Inside Out, works in a variety of media, including video, sculpture, and installation. His experimental multimedia artworks - such as Rambo, 2001, in which he edited out the physical and verbal violence from the original movie, resulting in a 17-minute video - approach pop culture and current political events with humor and subversion.
Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football — 2011, NR, 92 minutes. This film follows a high school football team from the working-class Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Mich. — home to the largest Arab-American community in the country — as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during the last ten days of Ramadan.