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Anime at The Modern: Belle

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The most recent film from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer WarsWolf ChildrenThe Boy and the Beast), Belle is his most visually stunning and conceptually amazing work yet. Starting with Suzu, a meek and emotionally wounded high school girl, the film follows her discovery of the online world of U, where you can remake yourself as anything you want. Suzu re-creates herself in the character of a singer named Belle and, freed from her shyness, becomes an international cyber-star. From there, her fame leads her into becoming involved in a Beauty and the Beast-like tale. But her fairytale takes a darker turn as the real world of Suzu and the virtual world of U collide in a surprising way. (Subtitled Friday night, dubbed Sunday afternoon) 

PG; 121 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles 


Join us as we celebrate the Japanese anime genre -- films that are visually stunning and imaginative, with poetic stories that will pull at your heartstrings.

We are excited to screen several recent releases, including the US premiere of Inu-Oh. The Modern Shop will have Japanese-inspired snacks and exclusive merchandise for purchase. 
Anime otakus will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience at the Modern! 

While you’re visiting, browse the galleries and view the Women Painting Women exhibition. Make plans to enjoy some delightful eats at Café Modern before the film. 

All screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; and $7 for Reel People members. Cinematics who are enjoying the weekend’s entire selection of films will receive a discount for pre-purchasing all of their tickets together. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 19. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at or by visiting the museum’s admission desk.  

All films feature introductions by Dr. Marc Hairston, with Dr. Christine Veras joining him for the showing of Inu-Oh.


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3200 Darnell Street · Fort Worth, TX 76107