O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Saturday, Nov. 18th & Monday, Nov. 20th!
Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro), then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters. The roots music soundtrack by top artists is icing on the cake! (2000, PG-13, 1h 46m)
“Great dialogue, superb ‘Scope camerawork from Roger Deakins, and a genuinely wondrous deus ex machina are among the delights.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out
“It’s a wild, whacked-out wonder.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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Saturday, Nov. 18th & Sunday, Nov. 19th!
A terrifically original, eccentric screwball comedy, Raising Arizona may not be the Coens’ most disciplined movie, but it’s one of their most purely entertaining. An ex-con (Nicolas Cage) and an ex-cop (Holly Hunter) meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that Hi is unable to have children they decide to snatch a baby. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes. (1987, PG-13, 1h 33m)
“To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a…dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers.” – Richard Corliss, Time MagazineSee Trailer and More Film Info
Friday, Nov. 17th, Saturday, Nov. 18th & Sunday, Nov. 19th!
Set in Minnesota, Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. But when the scheme goes sour – and wood chippers get involved – the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious. Frances McDormand took home the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as the quite pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson. (1996, R, 98mins)
“A small, supremely satisfying film. Heck and you betcha, it is.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
“It’s another daring black comedy by one of the most consistently inventive moviemaking teams of the last decade, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.” – Gene Siskel, Chicago TribuneSee Trailer and More Film Info