Pompo the Cinephile

  • Saturday August 13, 2022 2:00 PM

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In the alternative world of “Nyallywood,” the producer “Pompo” Pomponett is the queen of the “B-films,” assisted by Gene, a film buff with dreams of making it big in movies someday. When Pompo assigns him to direct a film about a famous actor and put an up-and-coming actress in the film, all sorts of wacky chaos breaks out along the way to making a “masterpiece.” Pompo the Cinephile is a fantastic love letter to all the exhilarating and heartbreaking aspects of filmmaking. 
G; 93 minutes 


Join us as we celebrate the Japanese anime genre -- films that are visually stunning and imaginative, with poetic stories that will pull at your heartstrings. We are excited to screen several recent releases, including  Masaaki Yuasa's latest, Inu-Oh. The Modern Shop will have Japanese-inspired snacks and exclusive merchandise for purchase. 
Anime otakus will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience at the Modern! 

While you’re visiting, browse the galleries and view the Women Painting Women exhibition. Make plans to enjoy some delightful eats at Café Modern before the film. 

All screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; and $7 for Reel People members. Tickets for individual films are available online. For full festival passes please call 817.738.9215 or visit the museum’s admission desk. 

All films feature introductions by Dr. Marc Hairston, with Dr. Christine Veras joining him for the showing of Inu-Oh.

Friday, August 12 

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Saturday, August 13

Pompo the Cinephile

Sunday, August 14

The Deer King