Fortress Presents Modern Cinema

Modern Cinema

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
October 19-21, 2018

Fortress Presents and the Modern are thrilled to bring you the return of Modern Cinema with Christopher Kelly. From 2004 – 2014, Modern Cinema brought some of the most prestigious titles in film to Fort Worth for their first – and some times only – North Texas screenings.

This year’s event will once again bring some of the best films of the year before they are available in theaters. Each screening will be introduced by Kelly, former film and culture critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and currently Managing Producer for Entertainment for New Jersey Advance Media. Kelly also frequently covers film related topics for Texas Monthly and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon and The Boston Globe.

The first six films have been revealed. You can read more about them, view trailers and clips and purchase passes by clicking here. A total of eight films will screen throughout the weekend with remaining titles to be announced soon.

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Modern Music

Featuring Helena Deland, Gingger Shankar, and Alex Zhang Hungtai

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
June 21, July 19, August 13

Modern Music is a concert series that showcases intimate performances from artists working at the nexus of experimental music, alternative rock, jazz, world music and electronic underground. The inaugural series took place in the summer of 2018 with an eclectic offering of three celebrated emerging artists. A second series will soon be announced.

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Fortress Festival 2018

Modern Art Museum and
Will Rogers Memorial Center
April 28 and 29

After only two years, Fortress Festival has, among other things, been called a “Can’t Miss Music Festival” by Harper’s Bazaar, an “arbiter of taste” by Texas Monthly, a “defiant outpost for Black music” by the Daily Dot, a “model for what urban festivals can achieve” by Fort Worth Weekly, “one of the best experiences to be had in the North Texas market” by Central Track and “like nothing else in the DFW area” by Free Press Houston.

This praise follows two straight years of world-class lineups that have included the likes of Run the Jewels, Chromeo, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Wolf Parade, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Tune-Yards, RZA, De La Soul, Slowdive, Flying Lotus, Peter Hook and the Light, Rapsody, Shabazz Palaces, The Voidz, and many more.

The third edition of the festival will take place April 27 & 28, 2019. Presented in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the festival provides attendees not only with world-class music but also with access to world-class art within Fort Worth’s iconic Cultural District.

Fortress Fest Info

Modern ’til Midnight: Haunt

with Bright Light Social Hour, Israel Nash, Vodeo, Atlantis Aquarius

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
October 27, 2017 – 6:00pm

We teamed up with our Fortress Festival friends and partners at the Modern Art Museum to support this amazing event that features live music on the lawn and late night access to the exhibition Misty Keasler: Haunt.

Services provided:
Marketing and ticketing support

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Kimbell Fest: Casanova

with Wild Belle and Henry the Archer

Kimbell Art Museum
October 14, 2015 5-10pm

It was a pleasure to brainstorm with the Kimbell staff in identifying the perfect acts to compliment the mood and aesthetic of their Casanova exhibit and themed event.

Service provided:
Talent buying, production/sound for main stage, marketing

Photo by Rasy Ran

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Fortress Festival

Modern Art Museum and Will Rogers Memorial Center
April 29 and 30

Our flagship event, Fortress Festival a brand new destination music festival for North Texas. The annual two-day festival had it’s inaugural event on April 29 & 30, 2017 in Fort Worth’s world renowned Cultural District drawing more than 9,000 people from 33 states. Featuring two days of an all-star lineup of acts such as Run the Jewels, Purity Ring, Flying Lotus, Nathaniel Ratliff and the Night Sweats and Slowdive, Peter Hook and the Light, S U R V I V E, Whitney, Alvvays, and much more.

Photo by Ismael Quintanilla

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Fortress Presents is an event production and promotion company based in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX specializing in unforgettable entertainment experiences, including the celebrated annual Fortress Festival. Our brand is synonymous with high profile events featuring thoughtfully curated content and precision productions.

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Our services are available across North Texas for your next public or private event. The industry network and experience of our team can make any event turn-key for you while leaving an indelible impression on your guests.

We also have the capability to promote your event or venue to our own highly engaged audience.

Our participation can range from full service to a la carte support. We look forward to hearing about how we can help with your next festival, concert series, corporate event or private party. Drop us a line and let us know how we can help.