Leader of the Pack

Few film pundits predicted the aloof little coming-of-age comedy Breaking Away would amount to much. But like its underdog hero, Breaking Away was a serious contender—nominated for five Academy Awards in 1980 (including Best Picture) and winning for Best Original Screenplay. A delightfully daffy Dennis Christopher stars as a recent high school graduate whose cycling obsession has him speaking Italian and driving his parents crazy while his "cutter" buddies, including a young Dennis Quaid, ponder their bleak future in an Indiana college town. ESPN ranks Breaking Away at No. 14 in its Top 20 Sports Movies of All-Time. It's definitely worth checking out on the big screen as part of the Lone Star Film Society's Classics at the Modern series. Breaking Away screens 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Admission is $7.50. Call 817-735-1117 or visit lonestarfilmsociety.com.
Wed., June 14, 7 p.m.
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Jay Webb