For Immediate Release
November 5, 2013
Fort Worth, TX
Dustin Van Orne
Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule

November 29 through January 5 

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. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.



Film Schedule    


The Armstrong Lie

November 29-December 1

Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2:15 pm, and 4:30 pm


"Alex Gibney delivers not just a detailed, full-access account of his subject, in all his defiance, hubris and tentative self-reckoning, but also a layered inquiry into the culture of competitiveness, celebrity, moral relativism and hypocrisy." Justin Chang, Variety. In 2009, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted and re-opened after Armstrong's confession.


122 minutes; R




December 6 and 8

Friday 6 and 8 pm; No Saturday show time; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm


"A cracking good melodrama set in a contemporary world of high finance and low cunning." Joe Leydon, Variety. From legendary Academy Award-winning writer/director Costa-Gavras (Missing, Z) comes Capital, a fast-paced, darkly comic, suspenseful drama about a newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank battling an American hedge fund buyout.


114 minutes; R; French with English subtitles



Contemporary Mexican Cinema

December 12-15

Thursday 7:30 pm Me quedo contigo (FREE Screening) 
Friday 7:30 pm, Machete Language
Saturday 2 pm, Silent Light

Sunday 2 pm, Miss Bala

Sunday 4 pm, I'm Gonna Explode



The Broken Circle Breakdown

December 20-22

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


"A tattoo artist and a banjo player meet, marry, and live happily ever after, only to have their lives shattered when their young daughter is diagnosed with a grave illness. An unlikely mash-up of old-fashioned melodrama and bluegrass musical, this newest film from the gifted Belgian director Felix van Grœningen (The Misfortunates) takes us on a one-of-a-kind emotional journey that will not leave a dry eye in the house." Christopher Kelly.


111 minutes; R; Flemish with English subtitles



Spinning Plates

December 27-29

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


"Spinning Plates is a foodie phantasmagoria and something more . . . an involving look at personal dramas that go well beyond the kitchen." Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. Spinning Plates is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who bring them to life. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion, and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, as well as the power it has to connect us to one another.


93 minutes; Unrated



The Great Beauty

January 3-5

Friday 6 and 8:30 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:30 am, 2 pm, and 4:30 pm


"Sorrentino is so often compared to Fellini that it feels right that he has made the city of La Dolce Vita the focus for this heady, beautiful, entrancing film." Dave Calhoun, Time Out. When a journalist's 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, he finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.


142 minutes; Unrated; Italian with English subtitles




Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm



Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm

Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm


The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


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