THE MEN WHO WEREN'T THERE: COEN BROTHERS' CLASSICS

St. Louis Park's Coen Brothers have built a career of brilliant films that are at once instantly recognizable and yet defy classification. Despite or because of this, they have an oeuvre that is supremely entertaining, taking cues from from such disparate directors as Hawks, Lynch and Sturges. Westerns, noir, screwball, musicals, you'll know if it's a Coen Brothers movie... you just may not know what it means.

FARGO

May 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Fargo's outrageous story of a kidnapping gone very wrong is grounded by Frances McDormand's Oscar-winning role as Marge Gunderson, the very pregnant police chief of Brainerd, whose persistence and wisdom wins the day. Fargo is at once an intensely violent and painful look at loneliness and greed, and a hilarious send up of hot dish Minnesota nice.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


RAISING ARIZONA

May 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Nicholas Cage is ex-con H.I., and Holly Hunter is police officer Edwina (or Ed), who fall in love, marry, and then fail to conceive a child. Enter the "Arizona Quints", five babies born to furniture salesman Nathan Arizona. A kidnapped baby, prison breaks, bank robberies, chases on foot and in broken down vehicles and... yodeling make this perhaps their best, and most emotional, film.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

DCP courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

May 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

Three convicts escape the chain gang into rural, Depression-era Mississippi in this vibrant comedy whose period score is now regarded as a classic. Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey (which the Coens claim never to have read), O Brother Where Art Thou? is a hilarious romp in the Preston Sturges tradition.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy Swank Motion Pictures.


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May 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI

May 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Jeff Bridges is "The Dude", or the Little Lebowski, who discovers that an assault on him was intended for the Big Lebowksi, a wealthy man whose wife has been kidnapped... or not. A cult classic, The Big Lebowski is a crazy take on Raymond Chandler noir, Busby Berkeley, 60s counterculture, nihilists and bowling.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

May 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers two million dollars and a pile of bodies. He goes on the run, but the forces of evil have been unleashed in the form of Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), whose single-minded pursuit of Moss results in collateral damage that can only be described as apocalyptic. Brooding and violent, No Country for Old Men walked away with Oscars for Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor for Bardem.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.