Set in occupied World War II France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of preteen rebel Lebrac and the "war" he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages. Once Lebrac falls for Violette, a young Jewish girl who is new in town and in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her and confront the very real war happening around them.
PG-13; 100 minutes; French with English subtitles
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. 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.