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Black Screens

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The term “film noir” was invented by French critics in the late 1950s as a label for a set of movies that Hollywood started making in the ’40s.


All-Mahler

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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents a four-day, four-concert all-Gustav Mahler series this week featuring three of the composer’s outsized symphonies.



Carter Returns

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Having been shut down all summer due to repairs on the fire suppression system, the Amon Carter Museum holds its grand reopening this weekend.


Essential Art House

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The death last week of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman triggered a day of mourning for lovers of international cinema.



Mr. K.

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Martin McDonagh is a celebrated playwright for works such as The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Cripple of Inishmaan, but his reputation didn’t prevent his play The Pillowman from receiving wildly mixed reviews when it debut...


Stranger Than Fiction

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It’s odd that artists who are extremely prolific tend to be viewed with suspicion rather than being celebrated for giving the audience so much.



Graduation Day

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So Harry Potter’s childhood finally ends this weekend, and the same can be said for that of many of his readers.


Dreamgirl

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“Anyone who believes in expiration dates will not get in the way of the glory train! They must realize that the livers of the evil triangle rule!” Thus shouts a diminutive, gleaming-eyed doctor (shortly after giving a lucid...



Mimir for 10 Years

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For the world, 1997 brought the Spice Girls and the death of Princess Diana, but here in Fort Worth it gave birth to something happier: the Mimir Chamber Music Festival. Musicians from the Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchest...


Nighttime Showings

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With two brilliant and provocative movies opening on Friday (see Film page), it’s good that the two other most interesting film-related local events are taking place on Thursday, so you won’t have to miss out.