FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2013
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications
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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents
Contemporary Mexican Cinema

in conjunction with
México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990

Contemporary Mexican Cinema

In conjunction with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, this film series explores the powerful imagery and provocative themes of several outstanding young Mexican filmmakers. Films will be shown in the Museum's auditorium. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to showtime.   

  

 

Me quedo contigo

Thursday, December 12, 7:30 pm

Admission is free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm.      

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.

Artemio will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

NC-17; film includes mature subject matter and violence   

  

 

Machete Language

Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm

Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours prior to showtime.   

Kyzza Terrazas's first feature-length film stars Mexican punk-rock icon Jessy Bulbo and actor, musician, and painter Andrés Almeida (Y Tu Mamá También) for a gritty story about a pair of counterculture activists caught between youth and adulthood as they hit their thirties.

R; 78 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles

 

   

Silent Light

Saturday, December 14, 2 pm

Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours prior to showtime.   

"Stellet Licht runs a leisurely 132 minutes, and Reygadas manages to imbue every moment with spiritual weight-or what one character calls 'the pure feeling of being alive.' Given the filmmaker's attention to ambient and off-screen sounds, Stellet Licht is far from silent. It is, however, profoundly still. As with the earliest motion pictures, it's the quality of the light that really holds you." J. Hoberman, The Village Voice. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Carlos Reygadas's visually stunning film takes place in a Mennonite community in Northern Mexico, where a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

NR; 132 minutes; Plautdietsch (a dialect spoken by the Russian Mennonites) with English subtitles

 

   

Miss Bala

Sunday, December 15, 2 pm

Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours prior to showtime.   

"Miss Bala is unabashedly powerful, a film where every shot chokes on its own urgency." Phil Coldiron, Slant Magazine. Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala follows a young beauty pageant contestant who witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

R; 117 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles

 

 I'm Gonna Explode

Sunday, December 15, 4 pm

Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours prior to showtime.  

"A celebration of misfits and outsiders everywhere" Wendy Ide, The Times of London. Gerardo Naranjo's story of rebellious youth pays homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou and Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde. Daniel Gimenez Cacho (Cronos, Bad Education) co-stars in this modern classic of the Mexican New Wave.  

R; 106 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
 

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México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 is one of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions in over a decade to examine contemporary art of central Mexico and Mexico City from the 1990s to the present day. Organized by curator Andrea Karnes, the exhibition is the first of its kind to be presented in North Texas.

This thematic exhibition features approximately 60 works by 23 artists who explore aspects of the country's complex sociopolitical climate. The artists in Inside Out tackle issues regarding borders, violence, corruption, economic and civic institutions, and revolution. While they investigate these regional and national issues, they are also firmly engaged with similar concerns and impulses that are universal. As indicated in the title, "Inside" refers to local and "Out" to global.

Inside Out presents some of the most important artists working in Mexico today. The exhibition features a variety of media, including sculpture, video, photography, collage, and drawing by the following artists: Eduardo Abaroa, Francis Alÿs, Edgardo Aragón, Artemio, Gustavo Artigas, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minerva Cuevas, Thomas Glassford, Daniel Guzmán, Jonathan Hernández, José Jiménez Ortiz, Gabriel Kuri, Teresa Margolles, Miguel Monroy, Yoshua Okón, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Idaid Rodríguez, Joaquin Segura, Melanie Smith, Tercerunquinto, and José Antonio Vega Macotela.

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

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Museum Gallery Hours

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

Wed-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

General Admission Prices

(includes special exhibition)

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.

 

CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 

Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm
Dinner 

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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