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Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaïm in Declaration of War.

Sing Through the Pain

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About eight years ago, French actors Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaïm were informed that their 18-month-old son was suffering from a brain tumor. Their tribulations in the years since then are the subject of Declaration ...


Reefer Maddness

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Lovers of the stage will enjoy an embarrassment of options this week. Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, about a playwright and an actress who encounter complications after leaving their previous spouses for each other, is a typi...



Ann-Marie Barker’s “The Living Room” at Casa Mañana.

Reframing

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For whatever reason, the main attractions at this year’s Spring Gallery Night seem to lie outside the usual venues. Don’t get us wrong: The traditional spaces still have some stimulating shows opening this weekend. William ...


Sargent paintings at Amon Carter

Amon Carter’s Sargent

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Two exhibits opened last Sunday: the sprawling The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark at the Kimbell Art Museum and the intimate Sargent’s Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark at the Amon Carter ...



Jason Wooten and Adam Hose in Rent.

Gays Gone By

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Two plays from the 1990s that tackle gay issues open this weekend. Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and multiple Tony-winning Rent takes the stage at Casa Mañana through next weekend. Though the contemporary take on Puccini’s La...


Scenes from a Marriage

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Unlike many films that come to us from Iran, A Separation isn’t overtly political, which is probably why the thuggish Iranian government felt comfortable submitting it for Oscar consideration. Don’t let that put you off thi...



American Vistas

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This week two of Fort Worth’s major art museums open shows against each other, and they offer sharply different views of our nation’s history.


Safe Harbor

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Le Havre made the honorable mention section of the Weekly’s list of the best movies of 2011, but only now can Fort Worth audiences get a chance to see this superb French comedy.



Go Tell It on the Mountain

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Even now, Henrik Ibsen doesn’t really get his due. It’s hard for us to appreciate the rut that European theater was stuck in in the 19th century, filled with stock characters and sentimental clichés. That didn’t change u...


Where Is My John Wayne?

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The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is holding an unusual sort of film retrospective while the Stock Show is going on. The Lone Star Western Film Series is showing John Wayne movies on Sundays, but rather than focus on...