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Dixie hits the Modern's big screen

I saw Shut Up and Sing and loved it before the Dixie Chicks won five Grammys, but the stubborn remarks by country DJs—whose hatred of the Chicks was only deepened by their recent success—made me love the film even more. The documentary chronicles the aftermath of the Chicks' Natalie Maines' infamous statement at a 2003 British concert—"Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." As most people already know, the band was shunned by country radio, and four years later, the stations still refuse to play their songs. The movie shows how the Chicks, as musicians and women, confront their banishment, and that ultimately, it was probably the best thing to ever happen to them. Everyone but Music Row seems to agree that the experience took the band's songwriting and sound to a whole new level. Check out the film this weekend at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Showtimes are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7.50, $5.50 for Modern members. Visit themodern.org/magnolia.
Fri., March 9, 6 & 8 p.m.; Sat., March 10, 5 p.m.; Sun., March 11, 2 & 4 p.m.

 
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