David Crosby: Remember My Name

“Crosby is more than just a rock 'n' roll survivor nursing a lifetime of second thoughts. He's a romantic witness to a time that was genuinely about following the road of excess to the palace of wisdom.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.

Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance, and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

NR; 95 minutes

Them That Follow

“The filmmakers let the story slither at its own rhythm, so that the magnitude of the psychological control can be fully exposed. To accomplish that, their superb cast guides the film through a poisonous doctrine taken not from the pages of imagination but from real American folklore.” Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap.

Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor's daughter to confront her community's deadly tradition.

R; 98 minutes

The Spy Behind Home Plate

“They don't make baseball players like Moe Berg anymore. Judging by Aviva Kempner's authoritative and engrossing documentary The Spy Behind Home Plate, they likely never did.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.

Wild Rose

“A happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.

Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, Tennessee, on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice.

NR; 101 minutes

Maiden

“Holmes' documentary has more than enough human interest to grip viewers with no prior interest in sailing.” Dennis Harvey, Variety.

Maiden recounts the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

PG; 97 minutes

Phoenix, Oregon

The Modern is part of a very special Phoenix, Oregon 70 city nationwide screening tour that will take the film to the East coast and back this summer. This screening is the only chance for local Fort Worth audiences to see the film and partake in a Q&A with the filmmakers. Purchase Tickets.

If The Dancer Dances

Film screening and discussion with guest Gus Solomons jr

Film and video works from John Baldessari, Vito Acconci, and William Wegman

In an ironic intersection of two systems — arcane theoretical discourse and popular music — Baldessari sings a tract by Minimalist artist Sol LeWitt. Introducing this performance by noting that "these sentences have been hidden too long in exhibition catalogues," Baldessari sings Lewitt's forty-five-point tract on Conceptual Art to the tunes of The Star-Spangled Banner and Heaven, among other songs. Baldessari's witty "art aria" functions as a meta-conceptual exercise.  Electronic Art Intermix

Films and videos by Bruce Nauman

You have the repeated action, and at the same time, over a long period of time you have mistakes or at least chance, changes, and you get tired and all kinds of things happen, so there’s a certain tension that you can exploit once you begin to understand how those things function. And a lot of the videotapes were about that.  Bruce Nauman, quoted in How Did New York Change Bruce Nauman? Looking Back on a Radical Period in the Artist's Career, Artspace magazine, August 3, 2015

Bigfoot

The synchronous disappearances of Ader, Burden, and Goldstein have been given various justifications: the desire for the dematerialization of (art-) object and (artist-) subject inherent to conceptualism; the omnipresence of death in the context of the Vietnam War; the temptation of magic’s sleight of hand; and a fascination with the morbid and the sublime. Philipp Kaiser, Disappearance — California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein,

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