Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival

Wildlife
  • October 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

Written by Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano
Directed by Paul Dano
Adapted from the novel by Richard Ford
Starring Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp and Jake Gyllenhaal

(104m)

14-year-old Joe (Oxenbould) is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Gyllenhaal)—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

Wildlife first premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival before also being selected for Cannes Critic's Week (opening night) and 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.