For Immediate Release
December 2, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
December 26-January 31
Plus Special Holiday Film, January 2
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.
December 26 and 27
Saturday 3 and 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
"Hidden necrophilia in Vertigo, glowing milk, an on-set spat with Montgomery Clift . . . in 1962, Alfred Hitchcock revealed his tricks, and the often shocking meanings behind his films, to fellow director François Truffaut. Now their talks have been turned into the revealing film Hitchcock/Truffaut." Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian.
80 minutes
The Wonders
January 2 and 3
Saturday 3 and 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
"Wise beyond its years, like the teenage protagonist Gelsomina, Le Meraviglie (The Wonders) is a wistful but no-tears swan song recounting the disappearance of traditional rural lifestyle in Italy." Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter. The Wonders offers a charming coming-of-age tale that doubles as a quietly effective tribute to a vanishing way of life.
110 minutes; Italian with English subtitles
January 8-10
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
"[This] story of three women unexpectedly brought together by floral bouquets is elegantly lensed and warm-hearted to the core, without getting sappy." Jay Weissberg, Variety. In this poignant drama from directors José Mari Goenaga and Jon Garaño, an adrift middle-aged woman begins receiving a bouquet of flowers every week from an anonymous source, sparking a search for the sender that changes her life.
99 minutes; Basque with English subtitles; Turkish with English subtitles
January 15-17
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
"[Mustang is] full of life even as it depicts lives in lockdown." Nicolas Rapold, New York Times. In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
110 minutes; PG-13
Heart of a Dog
January 22-24
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
"A dog is at the heart of this film, but there's room for all manner of extraordinary insights about finding love and giving love, being canine and being human." Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal. Renowned multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson reflects on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, her beloved dog, and such diverse subjects as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings.
75 minutes
Chimes at Midnight
January 29-31
Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm
"Welles's most human film, his most poignant, funny and empathetic." Tom Huddleston, Time Out. In Janus Films's newly released restoration of Orson Welles's underseen classic adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, the friendship between the rogue Falstaff and the wild Prince Hal is fated to end when the prince gives up his dissolute life and assumes the throne of England after the death of his father.
115 minutes

A Passionate Thief
January 2, 12:30 pm
"On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is helping a professional pickpocket (Ben Gazzara) steal from people during the hustle-bustle of New Year's Eve festivities. During the course of the evening, they have numerous crazy, humorous adventures all over Rome at different parties, restaurants, and even the Trevi fountain. Magnani's character (Tortorella) falls for Gazzara's character (Lello) without knowing what he's up to, while Toto tries to placate them both." Miriam Kramer. 
Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. Tickets are available online at, by calling 817.738.9215, or at the Museum's admission desk.
Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Fri 10 am-8 pm




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Fri 5-8:30 pm

Coffee, snacks, and dessert

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The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


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