If weird is your thing, and you prefer films that don't conform to the well established formula, then you might appreciate a movie like Werner Herzog's Stroszek. The film follows the journey of an alcoholic named Bruno after his release from prison. He becomes friends with a prostitute and a crazy old man and decides to leave his miserable life in Germany to live out an initially hopeful--but eventually miserable--life in Wisconsin, where his American dream is downtrodden by the inescapable realities of life. Made back in 1977, Stroszek doesn't offer much in terms of tangible meaning, but instead presents an abysmal existence filled with problems that have no satisfactory answers. Check out the obtuse film 2 p.m. Saturday in a special screening in conjunction with the Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Admission is free. Visit themodern.org for more info.
Sat., Nov. 6, 2 p.m., 2010