Movies at The Modern
2018 Double Take Film Series
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth 76107
Saturday, August 18 at 2 PM
The Lavender Scare
Here is a double take of our Q19 Best Documentary winner.
With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that ruins tens of thousands of lives and thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.
Featuring the voices of Glenn Close, David Hyde Pierce, Zachary Quinto, TR Knight and Cynthia Nixon, The Lavender Scare shines a light on a forgotten episode in American history while carrying a message that seems more relevant with each passing day.
Dir. Josh Howard | 2018 | USA | 76min | WEBSITE | TRAILER
$10 General Admission
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Lavender Scare is preceded by Iridescence, Q19 Best Student Short.
Iridescence tells the story of an emotionally repressed abusive father and his son who struggles to accept himself and his sexuality.
Dir. Max Beauchamp | 2017 | Canada | 9 min | WEBSITE | TRAILER
Saturday, July 21 at 2 PM
Here is a double take of our Q19 double award winner for Best Drama and Best First Time Film.
Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.
Pouria Heidary Oureh
Dir. Pauria Heidary Oureh | Armenia | 2017 | 79 min | TRAILER
$10 General Admission
Happy is preceded by Birdcage. A story about opening up... literally.
Dir. Vincent Cappelluti | 2017 | 4 min | WEBSITE
Saturday, June 23 at 1 PM
Call Me By Your Name
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity and some language)
Dir. Luca Guadagnino | 2017 | USA| | 132 min | TRAILER
Free General Admission
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