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Repertory Series ArchiveSex & Death & Venetian Blinds: Neo-Noir of the 1980s & 90s

Blood Simple

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BLOOD SIMPLE

Double Feature with THE GRIFTERS

(1984) dir Joel Coen w/John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh [96 min; Digital]
The Coen Brothers’ debut film sees them paying homage to film noir while simultaneously upending one of its most treasured tropes: the femme fatale. In BLOOD SIMPLE, McDormand plays a woman in an unhappy marriage who falls into an affair with a bartender, only to have her husband hire a shady P.I. to catch her in the act. When, unbeknownst to her, the P.I. betrays and shoots her husband, a series of misunderstandings puts her life and liberty in danger.

“Black humor, abundant originality and a brilliant visual style make Joel Coen’s Blood Simple a directorial debut of extraordinary promise.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times

“As dark, ironic and fatalistically comic as modern film noir comes.” – Houston Chronicle

“BLOOD SIMPLE dares us to see stories for what they primarily are: vehicles for entertaining unusual situations from the points of view of interesting characters.” Selin Sevinç reviews BLOOD SIMPLE for Brattle Film Notes. Read More →

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BODY HEAT
Wed 1/6 at 7:00 PM
BODY DOUBLE
Wed 1/6 at 4:30 9:30 PM
AGAINST ALL ODDS
Thu 1/7 at 7:00 PM
D.O.A.
Thu 1/7 at 5:00 9:30 PM
THIEF
Fri 1/8 at 7:00 PM
BLADE RUNNER: FINAL CUT
Fri 1/8 at 4:30 9:30 PM
THE GRIFTERS
Sat 1/9 at 2:30 7:00 PM
BLOOD SIMPLE
Sat 1/9 at 12:30 5:00 9:30 PM
THE LAST SEDUCTION
Sun 1/10 at 2:45 7:00 PM
BODY HEAT
Sun 1/10 at 12:30 5:00 9:30 PM
BLACK WIDOW
Sun 1/10 (canceled)
HARD EIGHT
Mon 1/11 at 7:00 PM
THE UNDERNEATH
Mon 1/11 at 5:00 9:15 PM
THE HOT SPOT
Tue 1/12 at 8:00 PM
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Wed 1/13 at 7:30 PM
THINGS TO DO IN DENVER…
Wed 1/13 at 5:00 9:45 PM
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS
Thu 1/14 at 5:15 7:30 9:45 PM

 
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