Playing Dead

It's tough to find a person who has never considered his or her own funeral. It's kind of like trying to find someone who has never thought about hooking up with Angelina Jolie--pretty much everyone has considered that scenario in their heads a time or two. (Haven't they?) Anyway, at my funeral, I'm shooting for a string quartet rendition of "Sweet Child o' Mine" and an appearance by childhood love Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block. If Joey Mac breaks out with "Please Don't Go Girl," I'll be the happiest girl in heaven. In Get Low, playing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of their Magnolia at the Modern film series, Robert Duvall portrays Felix Bush, a Tennessee recluse from the 1930s who stages his own funeral in order to hear what people have to say about him. Sissy Spacek plays his former love, and Bill Murray is the funeral director, which makes me laugh without even having seen the film. Get Low is getting some pretty solid Oscar buzz, and seeing it in a museum will only add to its cool factor. It screens both this weekend and August 27 through 29. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell St. Show times are 6 and 8 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $8.50, $6.50 for Modern members. Visit themodern.org/magnolia for more information.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Aug. 20. Continues through Aug. 29, 2010

 
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