Director Kevin Macdonald – whose The Last King of Scotland screened at Modern Cinema in 2006 – serves up perhaps his most gripping thriller yet, based on Meg Rosoff’s prize-winning novel. Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Hanna) stars as an American teenager vacationing in England when a global war erupts, sending her on a race across a war-ravaged country to reunite with the boy (George MacKay) she loves. Bring your teenagers for a movie that puts a propulsive new spin on such apocalyptic classics as The Hunger Games and The Road Warrior. 101 min.
Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.
Full festival passes are available beginning Sept. 1 for $65, $55 for Modern members and $45 for Modern Reel People members. In addition to discounted ticket prices, pass holders may enjoy complimentary cocktails at the Opening Reception and priority seating for all screenings. Festival Pass holders must be seated 15 minutes before show time or seats may be re-sold. Single tickets go on sale two hours prior to show time and run $10, $8 for Modern members. Single tickets for Reel People will be available Sept. 1 for $7. To purchase Festival passes or Reel People single tickets, please call 817.738.9215 or visit the Information Desk at the Modern.