Over the course of five decades, in movies like China is Near (1962) and Vincere (2008), the great Marco Bellocchio has explored questions of faith, politics, and Italian history. His haunting new film may be his most fearless yet: a fact-based drama about the divisive case of Eluana Englaro, a comatose woman whose father campaigned to have her removed from life support, to the vigorous objections of the Vatican and the Italian Prime Minister. The extraordinary ensemble cast includes Isabelle Huppert, Toni Servillo, and Fabrizio Falco.
114 minutes; Italian with English subtitles
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.