Sent By An Angel

Oh, to be stuck in round after round of Die Hards, Transformers and Nancy Drews for the next few weeks. This is the struggle that people living in Fort Worth have to face in the remaining months of the long but yet not so hot summer. Hollywood cinema, good and bad, abounds all over Cowtown with scads of theaters all showing the monotonous dish of Depp-Willis-Sandler and nary a scent of something outside of Tinseltown's grasp. The one alternative is the Modern Art Museum, with their always inspiring roster of independent and foreign movies--the Magnolia at the Modern series. Nowhere else in the Cowtown will one find Luc Besson's 2005 offering, Angel-A. (I'm willing to take bets on that.) Besson's film about a down-on-his-luck petty thief trying to change his ways and the mysterious beautiful blonde who opts to help him out definitely makes up for that unfortunate 1999 misstep, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. Angel-A screens Friday through Sunday at the Modern, 3200 Darnell St. Call 817-738-9215 for information and schedule or visit themodern.org.
July 6-8
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Rich Lopez