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Anime at The Modern: Pompo the Cinephile

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

In the alternative world of "Nyallywood," “Pompo” Pomponett is the queen of the “B-films,” assisted by Gene, a film buff with dreams of making it big in movies someday. When Pompo assigns him to direct a film about a famous actor and put an up-and-coming actress in the film, all sorts of wacky chaos breaks out along the way to making a “masterpiece.” Pompo the Cinephile is a fantastic love letter to all the exhilarating and heartbreaking aspects of filmmaking. 
G; 93 minutes 


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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  • $7-$10

3200 Darnell Street · Fort Worth, TX 76107