Molière, the latest film in the Magnolia at the Modern series, will have most people excited to see the 1600s in glorious color and with a fanciful and funny storyline. Some film fans, however, will no doubt be disappointed that this is not a showing of the 1978 French classic film of the same name. Instead, this newly released film imagines what could have happened when the real Molière was released after a brief stint in debtors prison. The film supposes that he was bailed out by a wealthy bourgeois in return for teaching the craft of the stage. In much the same way that the movie Fur re-imagined a period in the life of photographer Diane Arbus, Molière shows the playwright and actor as a caricature of all of the characters in his writings. While entertaining, the story may have some viewers wishing for a more historically accurate portrayal of the legendary figure. Molière plays at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Visit
Fri., Sept. 7, 6 & 8:15 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 8, 5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 9, 2 & 4:15 p.m.


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