Life, Re-Remembered

We're an easily jaded culture. Things that were once heartbreaking and awful become overexposed and passé, and sadly we find ourselves caring less and less about the important stuff, tossing them out like yesterday's news. That's why Life, Above All, based on the award-winning young adult novel Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton, is a film that should not be ignored. Sure, we all wore our red ribbons and marched in an AIDS walk or two, but with today's current state of affairs, what was once a crisis that affected millions is something that, sadly, has been swept from so many people's minds. Instead of tackling AIDS on a grand scale, Life, Above All poignantly shows the effects that AIDS has on a young girl and her mother in a small South African community, once again reminding us of the stigma and, yes, hope tied to the disease. Take time to consider one girl's story with Life, Above All, which is screening as part of the Magnolia at the Modern series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Screenings are daily Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $8.50, $6.50 for Modern members. Call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org for showtimes.
Aug. 19-21, 2011
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Jennifer Medina