Imagine your husband goes on a fishing trip with some friends and comes upon a dead body in the river. Rather than interrupt their male-bonding fun, they figure they'll just forget about it until they get back a few days later. Perfectly acceptable decision, right? The girl will still be dead, anyway. Right. That's the sitation facing the wife and mother in Jindabyne, the Australian movie now showing as part of Magnolia at the Modern this weekend. The third feature by Aussie director Ray Lawrence is based on Raymond Carver's So Much Water, So Close to Home. Claire, played by Laura Linney, is horrified by her husband's judgement call and reaches out to the dead girl's family. In doing so, she puts pressure on her marriage and risks losing her idyllic life with her husband and son. But who could live with a prick like that anyway? Find out what happens when the award-winning film shows 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell St. Call 1-866-824-5566 or visit themodern.org/magnolia.
June 8-10
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