Phases and Stages, Circles And Cycles

As an increasing number of middle-age couples struggle to keep their marriages afloat while juggling raising their kids with helping (or housing) aging or ailing parents, films about Sandwich Generation families hardly fall under the umbrella of escapist fantasy for many American families today. With his feature-length film debut, Every Day writer/director Richard Levine (of Nip/Tuck) delivers a family drama that paints a sobering portrait of the "every day" life of Ned--a New York City TV writer and Sandwich Generation family guy who's wading through his midlife crisis. Starring Schreiber and Helen Hunt, a couple tries balancing their own troubles with those of their gay teenage son and Ned's ailing father-in-law who's just moved in (the in-law-from-hell is played drunk and disorderly by Brian Dennehy). Eddie Izzard appears as Ned's boss. Every Day screens, well, every day over the weekend as part of the ongoing Magnolia at the Modern film series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. The film rolls 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7.50, $5.50 for Modern members. Call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org/magnolia.html.
March 4-6, 2011
 
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