The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth spends this Labor Day weekend putting on the tastiest movie event of the year, Film Feast at the Modern, showcasing movies that showcase food. And oh look, the museum happens to have a restaurant, so if the movie you watch makes you hungry, satisfaction is just a few yards away.
The event starts with a cocktail reception on Thursday evening with bartenders from establishments like Thompson’s Bookstore and The Usual gathered to make cocktails that chime with the movies on display. From there, we get standbys of events like these such as Big Night, Ratatouille, Like Water for Chocolate, and Eat Drink Man Woman. However, we’re also getting some films you likely haven’t seen before, like documentaries by Les Blank about garlic (1980) and Cajun food (1990). The museum will also show some silent short films involving Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, the comedy star whose career was ended by a sex scandal in which he was little to blame, as well as Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip to Spain, the third film in his series of travelogue movies with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon going round to a country’s most acclaimed restaurants. Whatever your palate, there’s likely to be a movie that pleases it.
Film Feast at the Modern runs Thu-Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Single tickets are $7-9, passes are $210-235. Call 817-738-921