For Immediate Release
November 29, 2012
Fort Worth, TX
Dustin Van Orne
Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule

December 28 through February 3   

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Regular show times are Friday at 6 and 8 pm, Saturday at 5 pm, and Sunday at noon, 2 and 4 pm (exceptions are noted). Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.



Film Schedule    


War of the Buttons

December 28-30

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm


Set in occupied World War II France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of preteen rebel Lebrac and the "war" he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages. Once Lebrac falls for Violette, a young Jewish girl who is new in town and in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her and confront the very real war happening around them.

PG-13; 100 minutes; French with English subtitles



This Must Be the Place

January 4-6

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm


"Sean Penn performs another one of his amazing transmogrification acts as the rock star Cheyenne in This Must Be the Place." Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle. Cheyenne (Sean Penn), a 50-year-old former rock star, still dresses 'Goth' and lives in Dublin off his royalties. His father's death brings him back to New York, where he discovers his father's obsession with seeking revenge for a humiliation he suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off and starts a journey across America.

R; 118 minutes



Rust and Bone

January 11-13

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday no noon show time, 2 pm, and 4 pm


"Rust and Bone is a strong, emotionally replete experience, and also a tour de force of directorial button pushing." A. O. Scott, The New York Times. A struggling single father helps a beautiful whale trainer (Marion Cotillard) recover her will to live following a terrible accident that leaves her confined to a wheelchair.

R; 118 minutes; French with English subtitles



Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

January 18-20

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm


"A finely sketched portrait of the artist's unlikely pursuit of perfection." Michelle Orange, The Village Voice. Ben Shapiro's fascinating profile of the acclaimed artist includes stories of his Park Slope childhood, his summers in the bucolic countryside (which he now imbues with a sense of dread and foreboding), and his encounter with Diane Arbus's work in 1972 at age 10. Novelists Rick Moody and Russell Banks, and fellow photographer Laurie Simmons, comment on the motivation behind their friend's haunting images.

Unrated; 77 minutes



West of Memphis

January 25-27

Friday 6 and 8:45 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11 am, 2 pm, and 4:45 pm


"A first-rate investigative documentary on the notorious West Memphis Three case, its questionable prosecution, and its dubious resolution." John Anderson, Variety.          

R; 147 minutes




February 1-3

Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm


"A tender, wrenching, impeccably directed story of love and death." Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. Michael Haneke's stunning portrait of an elderly couple battling the wife's crippling illness won the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

PG-13; 127 minutes

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