The Modern will celebrate two of their favorite things - film and food. With guest curators Louis Black and Caroline Frick arriving from the Austin film scene, they've cooked up a cinematic feast that will make mouths water. This event offers a taste of everything - silent film classics, rare archival Texas vignettes, cult favorites, and first-run summer blockbusters.
Café Modern is matching the cinematic offerings day by day with delicious and inventive gourmet foods, specialty cocktails, and wine.
Schedule of events
Thursday, August 31
- 6 pm: Kick Off Event - Café Modern Cocktail Reception with Live Music in the Grand Lobby. Mixologists and food stations will serve cocktails, wines, and foods representing the different cuisines featured in the festival films. Cocktails are created by seven local star bartenders/mixologists, including Megan McClinton of Thompson's Bookstore and Lisa Little-Adams of Proper highlighting Absolut Elyx Vodka; Brad Hensarling of The Usual mixing Plymouth Gin; Megan Arrigunaga of Café Modern highlighting Avion Tequila; Amber Davidson of Bird Café creating with Jameson Black Barrel Whisky; Ben Rogers of Cannon Chinese Kitchen highlighting The Glenlivet Founders Reserve Scotch; and Catfish of Republic Street Bar mixing Olmeca Altos Tequila.
8 pm: Garlic is As Good as Ten Mothers (1980, NR, 51 minutes) and
Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking(1990, NR, 31 minutes)
Friday, September 1
- 5 pm: Introduction and screenings of Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) shorts, followed by Like Water for Chocolate (1992, 102 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles)
- 5-8 pm: First Friday at the Modern. Happy hour with cash bar featuring special cocktails, live music with Nick Kithas and Friends, and surprise tastings related to the films.
- 7:30 pm: Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts, followed by Big Night (1996, R, 109 minutes)
Saturday, September 2
- 1 pm: Ratatouille (2007, G, 115 minutes)
- 3:30 pm: Reel People Coffee with Dr. Joan McGettigan. Dr. McGettigan is an associate professor in TCU's Bob Schieffer College of Communication, teaching courses in film history and critical film studies (for Reel People Members only).
- 5 pm: Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts, followed by preview screening of The Trip to Spain (2017, NR, 115 minutes)
- 7 pm: Café Modern Paella Party featuring Spanish Wines and Music from The Kevin Townson Trio. Tickets are $79; $77 for Modern members; $76 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, three-course dinner with wines, and gratuity/tax)
Sunday, September 3
- 11:30 am: Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts, followed by Eat Drink Man Woman (2002, NR, 124 minutes, Mandarin with English subtitles)
- 2 pm: Introduction of silent film classics starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton and screenings of TAMI shorts. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Robert Edwards. Films will include The Butcher Boy (1917, NR, 30 minutes) and The Cook (1918, NR, 22 minutes).
- 4 pm: Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts, followed by screening of Mostly Martha (2001, PG, 109 minutes, German and Italian with English subtitles)