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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Offers “Anime at the Modern”

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is holding Anime at the Modern, which will take place August 4 – 6. It includes movies, cosplay and special food.

On August 4, the museum will stream Children of the Sea and Weathering with You. It will also have a DJ and special drinks and foods, as well as a cosplay contest. Cosplayers can win prizes for Best Handmade Costume, Best Performance, and Best Overall. Cosplayers Victoria Bane and The Geeky Seamstress will be judging the competition. People can get gallery admission for free on Fridays, and the museum has stuff going on besides this anime event.

On August 5, the films Goodbye, Don Glees! and The First Slam Dunk will be screened.

Then, on August 6, the final day, the movies Giovanni’s Island and Lonely Castle in the Mirror will be shown.

The movies were selected with help from Dr. Marc Hairston, Research Scientist at University of Texas at Dallas. The Modern explains that Dr. Hairston “regularly teaches courses at the University of Texas at Dallas examining the themes of science fiction and fantasy in anime and manga, specifically focusing on individual anime creators such as Hayao Miyazaki, Makoto Shinkai, Mamoru Hosoda, and Isao Takahata. For the past several summers, Dr. Hairston has enjoyed bringing new classic anime films to his hometown of Fort Worth through Anime at the Modern.”

In addition to selecting the movies, Dr. Hairston will introduce them and also be able to take questions from the audience.

People can begin buying tickets on July 10. For most people, tickets will cost $10. Modern members pay $8, and Reel People members pay $7.

There will additionally be merchandise sold only at this event. The merch can be found in the museum’s gift shop.

If you’re interested, check out more on the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s website.

Source: Email correspondence


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