A tattoo artist and a banjo player meet cute, marry, and live happily ever after, only to have their lives shattered when their young daughter is diagnosed with a grave illness. An unlikely mash-up of old-fashioned melodrama and bluegrass musical, this newest film from the gifted Belgian director Felix van Grœningen (The Misfortunates) takes us on a one-of-a-kind emotional journey that will not leave a dry eye in the house.
109 minutes; Flemish 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.