The 15-time Oscar-nominated (and 4-time winning) Coen brothers have been so prolific, you could fill the calendar with their films (we wish!). Join us for these four audience favorites. Buy the series pass for $15 and get one movie free! All screenings at 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday).
November 28 & 29 – No Country For Old Men
(122 min) Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin, Fargo tells the story of a Texas welder and Vietnam veteran to whom chance and greed deliver a fate that is neither wanted nor denied; a cat-and-mouse drama set in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. Themes of fate, conscience, and circumstance are explored; ones that the Coen brothers have previously explored in the films Blood Simple (1984) and Fargo (1996).
November 30 & December 1 – Raising Arizona
(94 min) In a manner typical of Coen Brothers fare, Raising Arizona is replete with symbolism, visual gags, unconventional characters, flamboyant camera work, biblical references, pathos, and idiosyncratic dialogue. The film ranked 31st on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list, and 45th on Bravo’s “100 Funniest Movies” list.
December 2 – Fargo
(98min) Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Fargo premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival where Joel Coen won the festival’s Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award) and the film was nominated for the Palme d’Or. A critical and commercial success, Fargo received seven nominations at the 69th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two awards: McDormand won Best Actress and the Coens won Best Writing (Original Screenplay).
December 3 – The Big Lebowski
(117 min) The Big Lebowski stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. He is assaulted as a result of mistaken identity, after which The Dude learns that a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski was the intended victim. The millionaire Lebowski’s trophy wife is kidnapped, and he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release; but the plan goes awry when the Dude’s friend Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) schemes to keep the ransom money. Also starring; Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi and John Turturro
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