Full festival passes are available beginning at 10 am, Tuesday, August 1, online or by visiting the Modern’s admission desk during operating hours. Single film tickets and evening tickets will be available beginning on August 8.
Introduction and screenings of Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) shorts
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992)
“A person in a state of sexual excitement is said to be ‘like water for chocolate.’ And now here is a movie where everyone seems at the boil, their lives centering around a woman whose sensual life is carried out in the kitchen, and whose food is so magical it can inspire people to laugh, or cry, or run naked from the house to be scooped up and carried away by a passing revolutionary. Like Water for Chocolate creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, honey, chilies, mole, cilantro, rose petals, and corn meal.” Roger Ebert. Tradition dictates that Tita, the younger daughter, must remain single and take care of her mother. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita's powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking.
102 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
FIRST FRIDAY AT THE MODERN
Happy hour with cash bar featuring special cocktails, live music with Nick Kithas and Friends, and surprise tastings related to the films.