Now that the wave of yellow book covers of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo has subsided, America is working its way through the best-selling "Millennium" trilogy, written by the late Stieg Larsson, who died before his books were published. The film adaptation of the second installment, The Girl Who Played with Fire, opened in Sweden in 2009 and opened in American theaters in July. We first meet journalist and magazine publisher Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In Fire, Blomkvist is about to run a story exposing a sex trafficking operation, which means accusing Sweden's who's who of government officials and high society. But Salander becomes the prime suspect when the investigative reporters who broke the story are found murdered. No official word yet on an American version, so it's a treat if you can follow the subtitles in English. Come watch The Girl Who Played With Fire at the Modern Museum of Art, 3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth, as part of the Magnolia at the Modern series. Tickets are $8.50 -- or $6.50 for Modern members -- for the show, which plays at 6 and 8:15 Friday, 4:15 Saturday and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit themodern.org/magnolia.
Sept. 17-19, 2010