Foreign Correspondent (1940)

  • Thursday September 01, 2016 6:00 PM

September 1, 6 pm
Opening Reception (cash bar)

September 1, 7 pm

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Joel McCrea as an American reporter trying to expose enemy spies in the days leading up to World War II, Foreign Correspondent features a winning combination of international intrigue, comic relief, and some of the legendary director's most memorable set pieces. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture; however, the 1941 Oscar for Best Picture went to another Hitchcock classic, Rebecca.

120 minutes, PG

Q&A to follow.


Power, Politics, and Paranoia: The Art of Espionage
September 1-4, 2016  

Join us at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as we celebrate the art and allure of the spy film. Inspired by the duplicitous world of secret agents, government intrigue, and wartime treachery, many great filmmakers have created unforgettable characters and movie masterpieces. The spies in the Modern's series are most often anti-heroes, flawed, angst-ridden, and world weary. A few are even ordinary citizens plummeted into the world of espionage by misfortune, patriotic duty, or even comedic mistaken identity.

Screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, and $6 for Modern Reel People members.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at or by calling 817.738.9215.

Special guest Dr. Joan McGettigan has been instrumental in helping select the films for this series and will introduce and offer insights at each of the screenings.Dr. McGettigan is an associate professor in TCU's Bob Schieffer College of Communication, teaching courses in film history and critical film studies.