Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival

Never Look Away
  • October 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Written and Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer

(188m)

Set in post-war East Germany, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s humanist drama follows the lives of a doctor and an artist, both struggling to reconcile their personal aspirations with their country’s politics. With Never Look Away, inspired by the early life and career of renowned contemporary artist Gerhard Richter, von Donnersmarck once again looks into the dark corners of his country's recent history. As with von Donnersmarck's Academy Award-winning The Lives of Others (2006), postwar East Germany provides fertile ground on which to explore the role of the individual within a totalitarian system that disregards the rights of its citizens.

Never Look Away comes to Modern Cinema after it's world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Fortress Presents and the Modern are thrilled to bring you the return of Modern Cinema with Christopher Kelly. From 2004 - 2014, Modern Cinema brought some of the most prestigious titles in film to Fort Worth for their first - and some times only - North Texas screenings.

This year's event will once again bring some of the best films of the year before they are available in theaters. Each screening will be introduced by Kelly, former film and culture critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and currently Managing Producer for Entertainment for New Jersey Advance Media. Kelly also frequently covers film related topics for Texas Monthly and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon and The Boston Globe.

You can read more about all eight films and view trailers and clips here. Purchasing a pass guarantees entry into all eight screenings as long as the pass holder arrives and claims their seat at least 15 minutes before show time. If pass holders have not claimed a seat at least 15 minutes before the screening is scheduled to begin, we reserve the right to resell that seat.

Pass holders will have priority admission in to all screenings, followed by individual ticket holders. Any reamining seats will then be sold to those waiting in the Rush Line. Advance sales for all screenings will end 2 hours before each screening. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket to attend a screening later than 2 hours before it is scheduled to begin must wait in the rush line.