What happens when you combine the biting acidity of screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid) and the moonbeam romanticism of director Roger Michell (Persuasion, Notting Hill)? A sweet-and-sour masterpiece called Le Week-end, about a married couple (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) who take a mishap-filled trip to Paris to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary. Direct from its premieres at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Le Week-end also boasts one of the year’s funniest supporting turns, courtesy of Jeff Goldblum as the couple’s insufferable friend.
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.