Are You a Lover of Documentaries? Then, Check Out This Screening of The Kingmaker
Are you seeking a bit of excitement apart from your normal routine? On Friday, January 10th, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present The Kingmaker.
The Kingmaker is a documentary based on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand's presidency rocketed her to the global political stage. Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family's improbable return to power in the Philippines.
The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda's present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family's history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch's extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda's comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.
“It's an ugly story shrewdly told, with a sense of humor and also a deeper feeling for history.” Manohla Dargis, New York Times. So, don’t miss out on your chance to see The Kingmaker in part of our Magnolia at the Modern series! Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films, foreign films, and independent films.
The venue of this event, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in the post–World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth admission will vary. For more information, please visit www.themodern.org or call (817) 738-9215.
Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas is urging you to join in all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.
Friday, January 10, 2019—4:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107