Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival

Modern Cinema
  • October 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
  • October 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • October 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
  • October 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
Modern Cinema returns, hosted by Christopher Kelly in partnership with Fortress Presents.
October 11–13
This year’s event will once again present some of the best films of the year before they are available in theaters. Each screening will be introduced by Kelly, the 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
Full Film Lineup and Screening Schedule To Be Announced
Early Bird festival passes will go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, September 17 at 10 am. These provide priority access to all screenings. Regular passes and single screening tickets will be available at a later date.
Two titles have been announced so far with several more on the way. 

THE REPORT (120 mins.)
Directed by Scott Z. Burns. Starring Adam Driver, Annette Benning, Ted Levine, & Michael C. Hall.
In 2009, the Senate Intelligence Committee opened an investigation into the CIA’s practices in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. What followed was a political battle of wills, both to uncover the truth and to make the findings public. This little-known chapter of recent American history is brought to crackling life by writer-director Scott Z. Burns (CONTAGION, THE INFORMANT) and an ace cast that includes Adam Driver as the lead investigator, Jon Hamm as White House Chief of Staff Jon Hamm as Denis McDonough, and a brilliant, nearly unrecognizable Annette Bening as Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
THE REPORT world premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and will be released into theaters by Amazon Studios on November 15.

PAIN AND GLORY (114 mins.)
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Julieta Serrano and Leonardo Sbaraglia.
Legendary director Pedro Almodovar (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, VOLVER) re-teams with longtime collaborators Antonio Banderas (winner of Best Actor at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival) and Penelope Cruz for this elegant and deeply affecting drama about a middle-aged film director taking stock of his life and career. There are echoes here of such autobiographical masterpieces as Fellini’s AMARCORD and Bergman’s WILD STRAWBERRIES, but the style and sensibility — lush, darkly comic, and rich with flashbacks and unexpected turns — is pure Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles.
PAIN AND GLORY world-premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival where Antonio Banderas won the award for Best Actor. It is scheduled for release by Sony Pictures Classics this fall.

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