For Immediate Release
March 22, 2012
Fort Worth, TX

Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule

April 20 through May 27   


Now the Sunday noon show time is half-price!   

The Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Regular show times are Friday at 6 and 8 pm, Saturday at 5 pm, and Sunday at noon, 2 and 4 pm (exceptions are noted). Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.


Film Schedule   

The Forgiveness of Blood

April 20-22

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

"It's a thriller that feels like a documentary." Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post. A carefree teenager's world is suddenly upended in this powerful and richly textured second feature from Joshua Marston that focuses on an Albanian family caught up in a blood feud.

109 minutes; Albanian, with English subtitles


Damsels in Distress

April 27-29

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

"A film that raises laughs even with its end credits, Whit Stillman's whimsical campus comedy Damsels in Distress is an utter delight. Making a welcome return to helming after a long sabbatical following 1998's The Last Days of Disco, Stillman proves he still knows how to write crackling, articulate dialogue for quirky preppie characters who he loves laughing at as much as with." Leslie Felperin, Variety. A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks University campus and rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge, and low standards of every kind.

PG-13 for mature thematic content, including some sexual material; 99 minutes


The Kid with a Bike

May 4-6

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

"Working on a scale that's minuscule by studio standards, the Dardenne brothers have made yet another movie that does what Hollywood used to do-keep us rapt, and leave us grateful." Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal. Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends. The Kid with a Bike was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

87 minutes; French, with English subtitles


Darling Companion

May 11-13

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

"A tale of love lost and redeemed in the wake of a stray dog's adoption, Darling Companion arrives with a commendable pedigree." Lael Loewenstein, Variety. Lawrence Kasdan directs;Dianne Keaton and Kevin Kline star.

PG-13 for some sexual content and language; 103 minutes


The Deep Blue Sea

May 18-20

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm


"Rachel Weisz performs with enormous intelligence and restraint." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. The wife of a British judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Rated R; 98 minutes


The Salt of Life

May 25-27

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

"Rueful, funny, and wise, The Salt of Life is a comedy not of errors but of the tiniest of missteps. A warm yet melancholy film of quiet yet inescapable charm, it has a feeling for character and personality that couldn't be more delicious." Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life.

90 minutes; Italian, with English subtitles

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