The King of Kings?

Sure, the title of the latest Magnolia at the Modern film may be The King, but that doesn't mean you should show up in sunglasses and a rhinestone-studded polyester suit. (If you do I'll give you some mad props, however.) See, The King isn't an Elvis biopic but rather a drama about a young man (named Elvis Valderez, appropriately enough) who travels to Corpus Christi to find his long-lost father. Played by Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mamá también), Elvis makes the trip only to find that his father, an Evangelical preacher brilliantly played by William Hurt, wants nothing to do with his illegitimate son. Curiously, Elvis responds by becoming a faithful member of his father's congregation while simultaneously boning his 16-year-old half-sister--in short, the beginnings of a thrilling and ultimately disturbing plot that raises some tough questions about Christianity. The King screens at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Tickets are $7.50, $5.50 for Modern members. Call 817-738-9215 or visit the modern.org.
July 21-23
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Noah W. Bailey
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