For Immediate Release
UPDATE: September 4, 2012
Fort Worth, TX
Dustin Van Orne
Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule

October 5 through November 11      

The 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   


Sleepwalk With Me

October 5-7

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


Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."A burgeoning stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

90 minutes



Little White Lies

October 12-14

Friday 6 and 8:45 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday no noon show time, 2 pm, and 4:45 pm


"Thanks to a sparkling ensemble headed by Francois Cluzet and Marion Cotillard, the familiar backdrop still provides ample opportunity for audience pleasing in Guillaume Canet's nicely observed dramatic comedy." Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter. This French box-office sensation is a sparkling comedic drama from Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of the worldwide smash hit Tell No One. Bringing together the top names from France's current generation of actors, including Jean Dujardin, Marion Cotillard and Francois Cluzet, Canet weaves a joyous and heartfelt film out of the dilemmas of eight thirty- and forty-something close friends.

154 minutes; French with English subtitles





October 19 and 21

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


Samsara reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and Chronos were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry. Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means "the ever turning wheel of life" and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara depicts sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

PG-13; 99 minutes



The Well-Digger's Daughter

October 26-28

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


"Best of all Daughter marks a return to old-school French moviemaking, the kind of classically well-made endeavor that unrolls before us like a beloved tapestry. This is the kind of film they don't make anymore, only here it is." Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times. Adapted from the Marcel Pagnol novel,a loving father in pre-World War II Provence is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

107 minutes; French with English subtitles



Diana Vreeland: The Eyes Have to Travel

November 2-4

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


Before The Devil Wears Prada, before Anna Wintour, there was Diana Vreeland. She was known as the "Empress of Fashion" and reigned over Harper's Bazaar and Vogue for much of the 20th century, influencing everyone from Jackie Kennedy Onassis to Lauren Bacall. Interviewees include Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and Manolo Blahnik, but it is the archival footage and the reenactments of the woman herself that offer a glimpse of her "pizzazz." Co-directed by her granddaughter-in-law, the film is stylish, breezy yet informative and at times poignant.

PG-13; 86 minutes



Wuthering Heights

November 9-11

Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday no noon show time, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm


"I'd say this astonishing adaptation of Wuthering Heights was one of the most impressive costume dramas I've seen in years, except it's so far removed from any normal expectations of the genre that I'd hesitate to call it a costume drama at all." Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph.

Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte, a poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister.

129 minutes



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