Films and Showtimes
- On Stage: Frankenstein (Encore)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- Free Solo
- Moxie Mornings
- On Stage: King Lear
- The Essentials: City Lights (1931)
- Member Picks: Holiday (1938)
- Beautiful Boy
- The Essentials: It Happened One Night (1934)
- Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- The Essentials: His Friday Girl (1940)
- Ghost World (2001)
- The Essentials: The Lady Eve (1941)
- The Essentials: Seven Year Itch (1955)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
- Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
- Director: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
- Genre(s): Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
- Rating: PG-13
- Running Time: 106 min.
Essential Coen Brothers
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.
Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!
Summary: In the Depression-era deep South, three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang: Everett Ulysses McGill, sweet and simple Delmar, and the perpetually angry Pete, embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and return to their homes. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, they make a hasty run for their lives and end up on an incredible journey filled with challenging experiences and colorful characters. However, they must also match wits with the cunning and mysterious lawman Cooley, who tracks men, bent on bringing the trio back to the prison farm.
May 6 & 7: Blood Simple
May 13 & 14: Raising Arizona
May 20 & 21: Fargo (1996)
May 27 & 28: O Brother Where Art Thou (2001)
June 3 & 4: No Country for Old Men (2007)
"This is the funniest Coen brothers movie since 1996's Fargo."- Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Mixing dark humor with high spirits, the brothers take some wild risks that pay off surprisingly well."- Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Joyously unhinged and outrageously inventive."- Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Before it's all over, the real siren songs of time and place turn the visual kitsch into a distilled Americana that's unexpectedly stirring."- Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"It's a new new thing, classic myth from both literature and the movies, commingled, set to great folk music, and untrammeled by any sense of predictability, urgency, realism or believability but hypnotic, graceful and seductive."- Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A cockeyed marvel of a comedy packed with amazing set pieces and glorious music."- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"The performances by George Clooney and Coen regulars like John Goodman and John Turturro are simply a delight."- Jonathan Foreman, New York Post