The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what’s rocking their world this week.
1 Locke: One of the year’s most intriguing films is this minimalist, one-man performance set entirely in a moving car. Tom Hardy shows off his acting chops through a series of increasingly emotional phone calls on his drive into London. Absolutely riveting. Playing at the Landmark Magnolia Dallas and Angelika Plano.
— Cary Darling
2 Art auction: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is hosting an art auction Saturday with the proceeds benefiting the acquisitions and programing of the Director’s Council. This is the group that funds the Focus exhibitions of young and mid-career artists. Auction works were donated to the museum by both former Focus artists and established artists.
The reserve prices range from mid-hundreds to multi-thousands. You can preview the auction works on the Modern’s website. On the day of the sale, the silent bidding begins at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $225 for Director’s Council, $325 for museum members and $425 for non-members. Reservations must be made; 817-840-2115. To see the auction items and for more information, visit www.themodern.org.
— Gaile Robinson
3 Neil Young, A Letter Home: Neil Young surprised everyone on Record Store Day a couple weeks back, dropping a new album recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Studios in Nashville. Made up of a dozen spare covers, ranging from Bruce Springsteen and Gordon Lightfoot to Willie Nelson and Phil Ochs, this lo-fi collection was cut live in a restored 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth, which gives the whole record a haunting vibe. Although A Letter Home is only available on vinyl at the moment, Young is releasing it on CD and in a deluxe box set May 27.
— Preston Jones