When I heard a description of the latest film showing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (3200 Darnell St.) as part of the Magnolia at the Modern series, I thought to myself, "That could just as easily describe the Mexican film Y Tu Mama Tambien." Listen to this: A foreign film with English subtitles tells the story of a dying person who goes on one final journey. Jonathan Curiel of the San Francisco Chronicle described it this way: "The movie is an ideal blend of character study, deceptively simple plot twists, inspired acting and travelogue." See what I mean? However, it actually describes a German film by writer and director Doris Dorrie called Cherry Blossoms. And instead of a road trip through rural Mexico, the film tells the story of a man's journey from Germany to Tokyo during the cherry blossom festival. What Cherry Blossoms lacks in its low quantity of awkward teenage sex, however, it makes up for in its beautiful scenery and the depth of its probing into the character of a dying man. Showtimes are 6 and 8:15 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 4:15 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org/magnolia.
Fri., May 29, 6 & 8:15 p.m.; Sat., May 30, 5 p.m.; Sun., May 31, 2 & 4:15 p.m., 2009