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BLOOD SIMPLE

F A R G O

A SERIOUS MAN


THE BIG LEBOWSKI

OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN


“ R E P LY H A Z Y , T R Y A G A I N L AT E R ”


TABLE OF CONTENTS T H E F E S TIVA L T H E D I R EC TO RS

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O B R OT H E R W H E R E ART THOU?

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N O CO U NT RY F O R OLD MEN

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BLOOD SIMPLE A S E R I O US M A N FA R G O

C R E D IT S

FIN DIN G YOU R WAY

FOOD & DRINK

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SCHEDULE

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Designed and printed by Pamela Glander in

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conjunction with the MFA program at Academy

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of Art University, San Francisco, CA., for GR 612 Integrated Communications: Fall 2014, Instructor Marc English


THE FESTIVAL T H E M A K I N G O F C I R C L I N G BAC K : The city of St

a bowling tournament will be held at Park Tavern in St. Louis

Louis Park, MN in collaboration with the Guthrie Theatre and

Park. For those who didn’t sign up a team to compete for the

the Walker, wanted to honor the Coen Brothers for the 30th

BL trophy, you can watch the fun from the galley.

anniversary of their first film. The festival runs from October 10th-12th, 2014 to mark the release date of Blood Simple at the New York Film Festival on October 12th, 1984. Showtimes for all films will be spread across the Uptown theaters with the closing showing of Coen outtakes taking place at the historic A C O E N B R O T H E R S F I L M F E S T I VA L

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Uptown Theater to wrap up the weekend.

A D D ITI O N A L E V E N T S : A fundraiser for the Jewish community center with a silent auction and meet and greet will be held on the opening night at the Walker Art Center. The BBC documentary on the Coen brothers will be shown at the Walker also along with an exhibition of posters by local artists, interpreting many of the Coen Brothers’ films. The exhibition will run throughout the entire month of October. Food trucks and local microbreweries will be spotted outside the festival theaters. Lastly for those die-hard Big Lebowski fans,

T H E AU D I E N C E : The Coen Brothers’ films attract a wide range of fans, cult followers and critics. Circling Back will have a broad mix of events to help make the anniversary celebration a success. There is reason to pause at the Coen Brothers’ work by digging into the subtext and artistic cinematography; however, sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy the absurdly dark and often humorous ride.

I N AT T E N DA N C E : Many of the Coen Brothers’ colleagues and frequent stars will be in attendance on opening night; Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, John Polito, Frances McDormand (Joel’s wife) and Jeff Bridges. Local fans and members of the arts community, as well as film students from the University of Minnesota and other local colleges will be attending the event, as well as volunteering at multiple locations.


T H E F I L M S : The Coen Brothers have had a great deal of success over their 30 year career so far. The committee chose some of their more recent acclaimed works. We have also included their works that have local ties with Fargo and A Serious Man. Spanning across two Uptown locations and four screens, we will be highlighting each film’s opening at the Uptown theater with additional runs throughout the festival a few blocks away at the Landmark Lagoon Cinema.

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FA R G O THE BIG LEBOWSKI O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

T H E F E S T I VA L

A SERIOUS MAN


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N E W YO R K U N I V E R S I T Y

FILM FILM “SOUNDINGS”

ETHAN COEN

JOEL COEN

30 -MINUTE THESIS

PRINCETON UNIVERSIT Y

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L AT E R P H I LO S O P H Y ”

year

VIEWS OF WITTENSTEIN’S

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first film, Blood Simple, received critical acclaim and they were viewed as a unique talent.

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school while Ethan went to Princeton to major in philosophy. They began to write together in the early 80’s. In 1984 their

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Joel in 1954 and Ethan in 1957. Joel attended the NYU film

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from where I am typing this bio, in St. Louis Park Minnesota.

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H I S T O RY: Joel and Ethan Coen were born just a few miles

S T. LO U I S PA R K , M I N N E S OTA

THE DIREC TORS

Joel received the directors credit for many years while Ethan was the producer. This is because the guild not allowing for

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to change this when they established themselves as a duo and the credit line is now “The Coen Brothers”. They own Mike Ross Productions, their own film production company in New York, that is credited on their films starting with O Brother Where Art Thou. They like to collaborate frequently with a few people, including their cinematographer Barry Sonnefeld, Sam Raimi, and Carter Burwell.

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multiple directors to be listed on the credits. They were able


D I R EC T E D F I L M S : Throughout their careers, the Coen Brothers have been met

1984 BLOOD SIMPLE

with mixed reviews. Putting them into a box as far as theme

1987 RAISING ARIZONA

and genre is difficult, although many have used the term Neo-

1990 MILLER’S CROSSING

Noir in describing their films. They really seem to want to keep

1991 BARTON FINK

everyone on their toes, in attempt to be somewhat undefined.

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1 9 9 4 T H E H U D S U C K E R P R OX Y

AWA R D S : With a successful career, the Coen Brothers have

1 9 9 6 FA R G O

been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards of which they

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have won four: Screenwriting for Fargo and Screenwriting,

2000 O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

Best Director and Best Picture for No Country for Old Men.

2 0 0 1 T H E M A N W H O WA S N ’ T T H E R E

They have also been nominated for numerous BAFTA awards,

2 0 0 3 I N T O L E R A B L E C R U E LT Y

in which Joel has won once for Fargo.

2 0 0 4 T H E L A DY K I L L E R S

The Cannes Film Festival has always been a good atmosphere

2007 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

for screening Coen films. They have had a mix of cast and

2008 BURN AFTER READING

director nominations for which they have won five, mostly

2009 A SERIOUS MAN

awarded in Joel’s name. They were finally awarded the Grand

2010 TRUE GRIT

Prix for Inside Llewyn Davis as a duo in 2013.

2 0 1 3 I N S I D E L L E W Y N DAV I S


“ IT’S N OT ABOUT REM INISCEN CE, B ECAUSE OU R M OVIE S ARE ABOUT A PAST WE N EVER E XPERIEN CED. IT’S M O RE ABOUT IMAGINATIO N .” -The Coen Brothers

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“TH E CO EN ’ S FILMS D EF Y E X AC T CATEG O RIZ ATIO N , AN D TH E Y ALWAYS B E AR TH E B ROTH ER ’S U N M ISTAK AB LE STAM P. TH E CO EN ’S N EVER FAIL TO HAVE SO M ETHIN G INTERE STIN G TO SAY AN D ALWAYS SAY IT IN A U N IQ U E AN D ENTERTAININ G FASHIO N .” -Mark T. Conard, The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers (2012) A C O E N B R O T H E R S F I L M F E S T I VA L

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BLOOD SIMPLE

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“ B RE AKIN G U P IS HARD TO DO.”

box office

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3 . 85 MILLION

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released (USA)

cinematography

BARRY SONNENFELD

JAN 18 1985

music

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production company

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R I V E R R OA D P R O D U C T I O N S & F OX T O N E N T E R TA I N M E N T


THE FILM I N C O N T E M P O R A RY T E X A S , an unhappily married woman named Abby commits adultery with a man named Ray who works in the bar owned by her husband, Marty. Marty has hired a private detective named Loren Visser to get proof of the infidelity. Abby moves out of their house, and when Marty fails to force her to come back, he pays Visser $10,000 to kill her and Ray. Visser breaks into Ray’s house, steals the pistol that Abby keeps in her bag, then takes photographs of the sleeping Abby and Ray. Visser doctors the photographs to make it look like the lovers are dead, then presents this

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one of the photographs in his safe, but Visser kills him using Abby’s gun and leaves the weapon at the scene of the crime. Ray discovers Marty’s body and assumes that Abby has killed him. He tries to clean up the scene and, with tremendous difficulty, disposes of the body. Marty isn’t quite dead and Ray buries him alive in a shallow grave. Ray then drives to Abby’s

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to Marty in his office at the bar. Marty pays Visser and hides


new apartment and they speak at cross-purposes, with the re-

THE CAST

sult that each believes the other has killed Marty. Meanwhile

J O H N G E T Z ( R AY )

Visser has realized that his lighter is missing and so is one of

FR ANCES MCDORMAND (ABBY )

his faked-up photographs of Abby and Ray. He breaks into the bar to look for them and Abby walks in when he’s trying to crack the safe: she doesn’t see him but she does discover his

DA N H E DAYA (J U L I A N M A R T Y ) M E M M E T WA L S H ( L O R E N V I S S E R ) S A M M -A R T W I L L I A M S ( M E U R I C E ) DEBORAH NEUMANN (DEBRA) R AQ U E L G AV I A ( L A N D L A DY )

tampering. Visser realizes that he is not secure with Abby and

VA N B R O O K S ( M A N F R O M L U B B O C K )

Ray still alive and heads for Abby’s apartment. He succeeds in

SENOR MARCO (MR GARCIA)

killing Ray, but after a lengthy game of cat-and-mouse, he is outmaneuvered and shot by Abby.

JOHN GETZ

W I L L I A M C R E A M E R ( O L D C R AC K E R ) V I S S E R B I V E N S (S T R I P B A R E X H O R T E R ) B O B M C A DA M S (S T R I P B A R S E N AT O R ) S H A N N O N S E D W I C K (S T R I P P E R )

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R E V I E WS

N A N C Y F I N G E R ( G I R L O N OV E R L O O K )

“THIS IS NOT AN INSPIRATIONAL DRAMA ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF; IT’S A HITCHCOCKIAN COMEDY ABOUT ADULTERY, MURDER AND LOSING A CORPSE .” -Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“IT’S LIKE WATCHING ALFRED HITCHCOCK TRY TO SOLVE A RUBIK’S CUBE IN A ROADSIDE DINER.” -Hannah Brown, New York Post

SHOWTIMES

M E M M M E T WA L S H

T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R

F R I DAY O C T 1 0 T H , 8 : 0 0 P M T H E L AG O O N T H E AT E R

F R I DAY O C T 1 0 T H , 7: 3 0 P M SAT U R DAY O C T 1 1 T H , 5 : 0 0 P M , S U N DAY O C T 1 2 T H , 1 2 : 0 0 P M JULIAN MART Y


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106 “ WH EN TH E TRUTH IS FO U N D TO B E LIE S .”

box office

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cinematography

ROGER DEAKINS

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music

CARTER BURWELL

FOCUS FEATURES

production company

STU DIO CANAL , R EL ATIVIT Y M EDIA WO R KIN G TITLE FILMS


THE FILM T H E S T O RY O F A N O R D I N A RY M A N ’ S search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filch-

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While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for

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ing money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.


defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments

THE CAST

him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, To cope

MICHAEL STUHLBARG (L ARRY GOPNIK)

with his streak of unfortunate circumstances, Larry turns

S A R I L E N N I C K (J U D I T H G O P N I K )

to his Jewish faith. The two rabbis he consults are absolutely

RICHARD KIND (UNCLE ARTHUR) F R E D M E L A M E D (S Y A B L E M A N )

no help and his synagogue’s senior rabbi, Marshak, is never

AMY L ANDECKER (MRS SAMSKY )

available. Larry’s son Danny does meets with Marshak in his

A A R O N W O L F F ( DA N N Y G O P N I K ) SIMON HELBERG (RABBI SCOTT)

office after his bar mitzvah, where the old man – who has had

F Y V U S H F I N K E L ( DY B B U K )

Danny’s transistor radio in his desk – quotes almost verbatim

A DA M A I T K I N ( D I VO R C E L AW Y E R )

from the Jefferson Airplane song “Somebody to Love”.

MICHAEL STUHLBERG

J E S S I C A M C M A N U S (S A R A H G O P N I K ) ARI HOPTMAN (ARLEN FINKLE) M I C H A E L L E R N E R (S O L O M O N S C H U LT Z ) G E O R G E W Y N E R ( R A B B I N AC H T N E R )

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ALAN MANDELL (RABBI MARSHAK

“A COMEDY OF DISCOMFORT ­— AND ONE OF THEIR (COEN BROTHERS) BEST, MOST INSIGHTFUL AND MOST PROVOCATIVE FILMS.” -Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“THE MOVIE IS FUNNY, DEFINITELY FUNNY. BUT UNDERLYING THE HUMOR IS A VISION SO BLEAK, SO DESPAIRING AND SO UTTERLY HOPELESS AS TO MAKE “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN” ALMOST LOOK CHEERFUL .” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

SHOWTIMES

SARI LENNICK

T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R

SAT U R DAY O C T 1 1 T H , 2 : 0 0 P M T H E L AG O O N T H E AT E R

F R I DAY O C T 1 0 T H , 7: 3 0 P M SAT U R DAY O C T 1 1 T H , 1 2 : 0 0 P M , S U N DAY O C T 1 2 T H , 1 2 : 0 0 P M RICHARD KIND


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F A R G O

budget

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7 MILLION

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98 “ SMALL TOWN . . . B IG CRIM E . . . D E AD CO LD.”

box office

T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R

60.6 MILLION

5:00PM

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cinematography

ROGER DEAKINS

MAR 08 19 9 6

music

CARTER BURWELL

GRAMERCY PICTURES

production company

WORKING TITLE FILMS, POLYGRAM FILMED ENTERTAINMENT


THE FILM 1 9 8 7, M I N N E A P O L I S car salesman Jerry Lundegaard is in financial trouble and knows that his wealthy father-in-law won’t help him willingly. He hires two criminal lowlifes, Carl Showalter and Gaear Grimsrud, to kidnap his wife, Jean. He intends that Jean’s father Wade will put up the ransom for his daughter, then Jerry will deliver it to Carl and Gaear but take half for himself. Gaear and Carl will also receive a brand-new car. Carl and Gaear stop at a motel in the town of Brainerd and pick up two prostitutes, then proceed to Minnesota and kidnap Jean. Passing through Brainerd again, they are pulled over by a

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doning their bodies on the side of the road. When the bodies are found, Brainerd’s police chief, Marge Gunderson, ascertains that the murders were committed by somebody from out of town, driving a car recently taken from a dealer’s lot, and her investigation leads her to Minneapolis. Jerry finds Marge at the showroom speaking to Shep Proudfoot,

THE FILMS

police officer. Gaear kills him and two other witnesses, aban-


the man who put Jerry in touch with Gaear. Jerry acts suspi-

THE CAST

ciously when questioned about the car; which Marge believes

FRANCIS MCDORMAND (MARGE GUNDERSON)

may have been taken from his showroom. Shep, angry that

W I L L I A M H M AC Y (J E R R Y L U N D E G A A R D )

the police have traced Carl and Gaear’s crimes to him, finds Carl and beats him up, motivating Carl to call Jerry and set up a handover. When Carl arrives he finds that Gaear has killed

S T E V E B U S C E M I ( C A R L S H O WA LT E R ) PETER STORMARE (GAE AR GRIMSRUD) K R I S T I N R U D R U D (J E A N L U N D E G A A R D ) H A R V E P R E S N E L L ( WA D E G U S TA F S O N ) T O N Y D E N M A N (S C O T T Y L U N D E G A A R D )

Jean, and when Carl demands to be allowed to take the car,

S T E V E N R E E V I S (S H E P P R O U D F O O T )

Gaear kills him too. Marge speaks to Jerry :again: he panics

J O H N C LY N C H ( N O R M G U N D E R S O N )

·and runs. On her way back, Marge spots the car parked outside the cabin. Behind the cabin, she finds Gaear feeding Carl’s body into a wood chipper and takes him into custody.

FRANCIS MCDORMAND

WA R R E N K E I T H ( R E I L LY D I E F E N B AC H ) L A R R Y B R A N D E N B U R G (S TA N G R O S S M A N ) S T E V E PA R K ( M I K E YA N AG I TA ) JA M E S G AU L K E (S TAT E T R O O P E R )

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R E V I E WS “FOR ALL ITS EXAGGERATED ORDINARINESS, THIS FILM SEEMS TO START WHERE OTHERS LEAVE OFF.” -Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

“THE COENS HAVEN’T BEEN THIS SHARP, FOCUSED AND FLUID SINCE THEIR FIRST FILM. THIS IS “BLOOD SIMPLE’S” PROMISE FULFILLED.” -G allen Johnson, San Francisco Examiner

T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R

STEVE BUSCEMI

SAT U R DAY O C T 1 1 T H , 5 : 0 0 P M T H E L AG O O N T H E AT E R

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15 MILLION

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117 “ H ER LIFE WAS IN TH EIR HAN DS . N OW H ER TO E IS IN TH E MAIL .”

box office

T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R

46.1 MILLION

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cinematography

ROGER DEAKINS

MAR 0 6 19 98

music

CARTER BURWELL

GRAMERCY PICTURES

production company

WORKING TITLE FILMS, POLYGRAM FILMED ENTERTAINMENT


THE FILM L O S A N G E L E S , 1 9 9 1 . Two thugs in the employ of Jackie Treehorn urinate on the rug of Jeffrey Lebowski, known as ‘The Dude’, in the belief that he is a different, wealthy Jeffrey Lebowski. The Dude visits the other Lebowski asking for compensation, but Lebowski refuses to accept any responsibility. The Dude steals one of Lebowski’s rugs. A couple of days later Lebowski calls The Dude back. His wife, Bunny, is being held to ransom for $1 million and he believes that the rug-soilers may be responsible. He will pay The Dude $20,000 to act as courier in order to confirm this. The Dude accepts, although he

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The nihilist kidnappers leave and The Dude is left holding the money. He is wondering what to tell Lebowski when his car is stolen with the case inside. Lebowski’s daughter Maude contacts The Dude: the rug he stole was hers and she took it back. She agrees that the kidnapping is fake and is displeased that her father withdrew the ransom from a charity of which she

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believes that Bunny ‘kidnapped’ herself to pay her debts.


and Lebowski are co-trustees. She offers The Dude $100,000

THE CAST

to retrieve the money. He accepts, hoping that he will be

JEFF BRIDGES (THE DUDE)

able to get the case of money back when he finds his car.

J O H N G O O D M A N ( WA LT E R S O B C H A K ) J U L I A N N E M O O R E ( M AU D E L E B O W S K I )

Lebowski put The Dude in charge of getting Bunny back because he didn’t want her back. The $1 million was never in the briefcase: The Dude and Walter arrive at Lebowski’s to find that Bunny has returned. Dude, Walter and their bowling

STEVE BUSCEMI (DONNY) DAV I D H U D D L E S T O N ( T H E B I G L E B O W S K I ) PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (BRANDT) TA R A R E I D ( B U N N Y L E B O W S K I ) J O H N T U R T U R R O (J E S U S Q U I N TA N A )

partner Donny are attacked by the nihilists. Walter fights

PHILIP MOON (TREEHORN THUG)

them off but Donny has a heart attack and dies. The Dude

MARK PELLEGRINO (TREEHORN THUG)

and Walter scatter his ashes, then go bowling.

JEFF BRIDGES

SAM ELLIOT (THE STRANGER)

PETER STORMARE (NIHILIST) FLEA (NIHILIST)

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SHOWTIMES

R E V I E WS “WITH THEIR INSPIRED, ABSURDIST TASTE FOR WEIRD, PECULIAR AMERICANA-BUT A SORT OF NEO-AMERICANA THAT IS ENTIRELY INVENTED -THE COENS HAVE DEFINED AND MASTERED THEIR OWN BIZARRE SUBGENRE .” -Desson Thompson, Washington Post

“IT PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE THAT NEVER LEFT FOR 117 MINUTES.” -Michael Willmington, Chicago Tribune

T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R

JOHN GOODMAN

F R I DAY O C T 1 0 T H , M I D N I G H T ”QUOTE” ALONG SHOWING

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F R I DAY O C T 1 0 T H , 7: 3 0 P M SAT U R DAY O C T 1 1 T H , 5 : 0 0 P M , S U N DAY O C T 1 2 T H , 1 2 : 0 0 P M JULIANNE MOORE


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“TH E Y HAVE A PL AN . . . BUT N OT A CLU E .”

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ROGER DEAKINS

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BUENA VISTA PICTURES

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OH BROTHER , WHERE ART THOU?

budget

26 MILLION

production company

TOUCHTONE, UNIVERSAL, STUDIO CANAL, WORKING TITLE FILMS


THE FILM M IS S IS S I P P I , 1 9 3 7. Three convicts - Ulysses Everett McGill, Delmar O’Donnell and Pete - escape from their chain gang. Everett has told Delmar and Pete that there is $1.2 million concealed on land that will be flooded in a matter of days to create a new lake. Along the way, they meet young black musician Tommy Johnson and form a group, The Soggy Bottom Boys. They cut a record called ‘I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow’ at WEZY Radio and, unbeknown to them, it becomes a hit. In Everett’s hometown, a battle is brewing between current

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Governor of the state, ‘Pappy’ O’Daniel, and his challenger

Stokes has the upper hand. Everett and Delmar find Pete and break him out. Everett admits that there is no treasure. He knew that his wife, Penny, was getting married again and needed to escape. They happen upon a Ku Klux Klan meeting attended by Stokes and Big Dan, which is about to hang Tommy, so Everett, Delmar and Pete rescue him.

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Homer Stokes, who is running on an anti-integration ticket.


Together, Everett, Delmar, Pete and Tommy infiltrate a political

THE CAST

rally and perform ‘I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow’. Stokes

GEORGE CLOONEY (EVERETT MCGILL)

objects when he realizes that The Soggy Bottom Boys are of

JOHN TURTURRO (PETE)

mixed race, but is ejected from the hall. Pappy pardons the Boys in a vote-winning gesture. Penny tries to remarry Everett, but insists that he find her old wedding ring. The Boys head to

TIM BLAKE NELSON (DELMAR O’DONNELL) J O H N G O O D M A N ( B I G DA N T E AG U E ) H O L LY H U N T E R ( P E N N Y W H A R V E Y M C G I L L ) CHRIS THOMAS KING (TOMMY JOHNSON) CHAR LE S D U R N IN G (G OV ‘ PAPPY ’ O ’ DAN IE L )

Everett’s old home to collect it, but find the police waiting. The

D E L P E N T E C O S T (J U N I O R O ’ DA N I E L )

police prepare to hang the cons, but at that moment the valley

M I C H A E L B A DA L U C C O ( G E O R G E N E L S O N )

is flooded. Everett, Delmar, Pete and Tommy survive, and Tommy finds the ring. Well, he finds a ring ...

GEORGE CLOONEY

J R H O R N E ( PA P P Y ’ S S TA F F ) B R I A N R E D DY ( PA P P Y ’ S S TA F F ) WAY N E D U VA L L ( H O M E R S T O K E S ) ED GALE (LIT TLE MAN)

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STEPHEN ROOT (LUND MGR, WEZY RADIO)

28 R E V I E WS “A REMARKABLE FILM. FROM ITS PERFORMANCES ON DOWN TO DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER DEAKINS’ SUN-BAKED, DIRTY-OCHRE CINEMATOGRAPHY, THE FILM IS ALL OF A PIECE .” -Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

“IT’S A WILD, WHACKED -OUT WONDER. COENHEADS REJOICE .” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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TIM BLAKE NELSON

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SAT U R DAY O C T 1 1 T H , 2 : 3 0 P M , 7: 3 0 P M S U N DAY O C T 1 2 T H , 5 : 0 0 P M JOHN TURTURRO


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distrib-

music

T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R run time- min

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122 “O N E DISCOVERY CAN CHAN G E YO U R LIFE . O N E MISTAKE CAN D E STROY IT.”

production company

SCOTT RUDIN PRODUCTIONS MIKE ROSS PRODUCTIONS

box office

5:00PM

F E AT U R E D

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171.6 MILLION

cinematography

ROGER DEAKINS

released

CARTER BURWELL

MIRAMAX FILMS

NOV 0 9 20 07

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

budget

25 MILLION


THE FILM West Texas in June 1980 is desolate, expansive country, and Ed Tom Bell laments the increasing violence in a region where he, like his father and grandfather before him, has risen to the office of sheriff. Llewelyn Moss, hunting pronghorn in the desert, comes across the aftermath of a drug deal gone awry, two million dollars in a leather case that he takes to his trailer home. After dark he returns with water for a dying man but is chased away by two men in a truck and forced to abandon his vehicle in order to escape. Returning home he retrieves the money, sends his wife Carla Jean to be with her mother, and

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makes his way to a motel in the next county, where he hides

Anton Chigurh is a ruthless hitman who has been hired to recover the money. He has already strangled a sheriff’s deputy to escape custody and stolen a car by using a captive bolt pistol to kill the driver. He tracks Moss to his hotel with the aid of a transponder hidden inside the case. Chigurh makes entry into

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the case in the air duct of his room.


Moss’ hotel room, ruthlessly slaughtering the Mexicans prepar-

THE CAST

ing to ambush Moss. However, Moss had previously rented an

JAV I E R B A R D E M ( A N T O N C H I G U R H )

adjoining hotel room and gets the money from the air vent.

J O S H B R O L I N ( L L E W E LY N M O S S ) T O M M Y L E E J O N E S (S H E R I F F E D T O M B E L L )

He escapes undetected.

K E L LY M AC D O N A L D ( C A R L A J E A N M O S S )

Carla Jean returns from her mother’s funeral to find Chigurh

GARRET DILL AHUNT (DEPUT Y WENDELL)

waiting in her bedroom. When she tells him she does not have

TE SS HAR PE R (LO R E T TA B E LL )

the money, he recalls the pledge he made to her husband that could have spared her. She declins his offer of a coin toss for her life, stating that the choice is his. As he drives through

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W O O DY H A R R E L S O N ( C A R S O N W E L L S )

BARRY CORBIN (ELLIS)

JAV I E R B A R D E M

STEPHEN ROOT (MAN WHO HIRES WELLS) BETH GRANT (CARL A JEAN ’S MOTHER) R O D G E R B OYC E (S H E R I F F G I D D E N S ) G E N E J O N E S ( G A S S TAT I O N O W N E R )

town, he is injured in a car accident and limps away from his

ANA REEDER (POOLSIDE WOMAN)

damaged vehicle.

RUTHERFORD CR AVENS (GUN STORE CLERK )

R E V I E WS “THE FIRST MOVIE I’VE SEEN IN A VERY LONG WHILE THAT DESERVES TO BE CALLED A MASTERPIECE . IT’S SUCH A STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT IN STORYTELLING.” -Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“CAUGHT IN THE MOVIE’S GRIP, YOU ARE SIMPLY HYPNOTIZED BY THE DAMNED THING.” -Richard Schickel, Time

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JOSH BROLIN

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F I N D I N G Y O U R W AY

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THE THE ATERS T H E U P T O W N T H E AT E R is one of the oldest theaters in

F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N , directions or lists of local

the twin cities area. Landmark Theaters recently renovated

accommodations and attractions please visit us at our website

and re-opened in 2012 the theater features a full bar, reserved

seating, large reclining seats and digital projection. There is only one screen so each film will have its time in the spotlight.

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L O C AT I O N :

2906 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55408

612-259-0160

T H E L AG O O N T H E AT E R is just steps away from the Uptown theater and gets it name actually from The Uptown’s original in 1912. The theater features multiple screen so each film will have showings to try and fit in your schedule .

L O C AT I O N :

1320 Lagoon Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55408

612-823-3020

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THE WALKER T H E WA L K E R A R T C E N T E R is considered one of the nations top five museums for modern art and it is only a short

the current exhibitions please visit their website

ride from the main theater. The Walker will feature the Coen’s

BBC Documentary as well as the poster design contest for the festival. With limited parking near the theater you can also use the Walkers plentiful underground parking for free. Shuttle will run every fifteen minutes from The Uptown Theater to the Walker starting at 5:00 on Friday, October 10th A C O E N B R O T H E R S F I L M F E S T I VA L

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F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N about the Walker and all of

until the festival wraps up at 8:00 Sunday October 12th.

L O C AT I O N :

1750 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55403

612-375-7600

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FOOD & DRINK M I N N E A P O L IS F O O D T R U C K S will be lining Hennepin avenue throughout the festival along with local breweries so attendees can enjoy tasting local food right on the street. There are also many restaurants just a few steps out the door including Chino Latino, Chiang Mai Thai, Famous Dave’s, and if you want to catch the game also; Williams Uptown pub and Peanut Bar.

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FOOD TRUCKS:

BREWERIES:

B U T C H E R S A LT

F U LT O N B R E W E R Y

S M AC K S H AC K

S U R LY B R E W I N G C O .

R U S T Y TAC O

INDEED BREWERY CO.

SUSHIFIX

612 BREW

H O L A A R E PA

TOWN HALL BREWERY

WORLD STREET KITCHEN

DA N G E R O U S M A N


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