SERIES AT A GLANCE
All shows $9.50 general admission, $7.50 w/college ID; $6.50 seniors & children under 12. All shows before 5:00 PM are $7.50 bargain matinees.

Fri 5/16No Country For Old Men
4:30, 7:00, 9:30

Sat 5/17No Country For Old Men
2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 ticket symbol

Sun 5/18 No Country For Old Men
2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30

Mon 5/19Double Feature!
Raising Arizona
8:00
The Big Lebowski
10:00

tue 5/20Double Feature!
Raising Arizona
7:30 ticket symbol
The Big Lebowski
5:00, 9:30 ticket symbol

wed 5/21Double Feature!
Barton Fink
7:00
Miller's Crossing
4:45

thu 5/22Double Feature!
Barton Fink
7:00
Miller's Crossing
4:45, 9:15 ticket symbol
Repertory Series
A Gathering Of Coens
May 16 - 22, 2008

series imageHey, Friendo! Do you feel the need to see the Coen Brothers most recent Oscar-winning masterpiece on the big screen again? Did you somehow manage to miss it the first time? How about seeing some of the Coens visually stunning earlier films? What's your favorite? The hilarious RAISING ARIZONA? The confounding BARTON FINK? The thrilling MILLER'S CROSSING? The bizarre tour-de-force of THE BIG LEBOWSKI? If you answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, there's no coin-toss necessary - come on down to the Brattle as we offer a quick overview of the career of America's most lauded fraternal filmmaking duo and bring NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN back to the big screen for a full weekend of screenings!

FILM DESCRIPTIONS:
top of pageFri 5/16 - Sun 5/18 at 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 (+Sat & Sun at 2:00)NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN ticket symbol
(2007) dir Joel & Ethan Coen w/Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Kelly Macdonald, Woody Harrelson [122 min]

This adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy's novel finds hunter Llewlyn Moss (Brolin) stumbling upon a drug deal gone sour. Set in a series of desolate Texas border-towns, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN exists in a world of expansive lawlessness. Spacious, beautiful and also terrifyingly alienating, the film chronicles Llewlyn's attempt to escape with two million dollars in drug money. Unable to simply walk away with such a sizable sum, Llewlyn is pursued by both the crumbling local police force and a series of criminals, most aggressively, the calculating, ruthless Anton Chigurh (Bardem). Embodying a nihilistic, western classicism NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is one of the most critically hailed films of 2008 and was awarded both Best Picture and Best Director at the Academy Awards.

Original Theatrical Trailer
top of pageMON 5/19 AT 8:00 & TUE 5/20 AT 7:30 movie posterDouble Feature w/THE BIG LEBOWSKI
RAISING ARIZONA ticket symbol
(1987) dir Joel & Ethan Coen w/Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe [94 min]

Improbably, this is the first time the Coen Brothers' breakthrough hit has ever appeared on the Brattle screen. Absurdly disheveled ex-con H.I. (Cage) and his high-strung prison guard wife Ed (Hunter) are absolutely desperate for a child and - realizing that they cannot conceive one themselves - they deem it necessary to kidnap one of naked furniture magnate Nathan Arizona's quintuplets. Unfortunately, the interference of H.I.'s old prison 'buddies' and the appearance of a bounty hunter from Hell, make the whole thing much more complicated than anticipated.

Original Theatrical Trailer
top of pageMON 5/19 AT 10:00 & TUE 5/20 AT 5:00, 9:30movie posterDouble Feature w/RAISING ARIZONA
THE BIG LEBOWSKI ticket symbol
(1998) dir Joel & Ethan Coen w/Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Peter Stormare [117 min]

The Coens' over the top, surreal homage to neo-noir, THE BIG LEBOWSKI is, ten years on, a bona-fide cult hit. Bridges' Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski spouts laid-back one-liners as he and his bowling buddies vainly try to unravel a kidnapping plot straight from a Raymond Chandler novel. Watch out for those nihilists and remember... "The Dude abides."

Original Theatrical Trailer
top of pageWED 5/21 & THU 5/22 AT 7:00 movie posterDouble Feature w/MILLER'S CROSSING
BARTON FINK ticket symbol
(1991) dir Joel & Ethan Coen w/John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, Tony Shaloub, Jon Polito, Steve Buscemi [116 min]

In case you are still not too sure about the reasons why writers need fair deals in today's Hollywood, we present this case for review. Sensitive 'Playwright of the Everyman,' Barton Fink (Turturro), gets a gig in Hollywood and hoofs it West to instill his passionate politics into cinema - unfortunately, when he arrives, he finds himself locked into a deal with the studio to pen a wrestling picture! Not only that, but his aggressively friendly neighbor is starting to creep him out... and just what the heck is in that box?!

Original Theatrical Trailer
top of pageWED 5/21 AT 4:45 & THU 5/22 AT 4:45, 9:15 movie posterDouble Feature w/BARTON FINK
MILLER'S CROSSING ticket symbol
(1990) dir Joel & Ethan Coen w/Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Jon Polito [115 min]

The Coen Brothers' take on Dashiell Hammet's classic crime novels Red Harvest and The Glass Key finds gangland lieutenant Tom Reagan (Byrne) stuck in numerous compromising situations as he tries to keep the peace between two rival gangs and locate some kind of moral bearing in a world where nothing is certain and no one is ever quite what they seem. MILLER'S CROSSING is, simultaneously, a masterful tribute to classic Hollywood gangster films, and fresh, thrilling, and stylistically bold in its own right.

Original Theatrical Trailer

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