Tallgrass Talk: "It's All About the Coen's"
On Saturday, March 8th, TFA Co-Programming Director Nick Pope will lead a discussion all about the brothers Coen. The Tallgrass Talk is free, but attendees must RSVP to email@example.com. The Talk will take place at House of Schwan (3636 N. Comotara) from 2:00 - 4:30 pm.
About the Coen Brothers
With a varying catalog that includes RAISING ARIZONA, BARTON FINK, MILLER'S CROSSING, FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, A SERIOUS MAN, TRUE GRIT, and INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, the Coens create uniquely "American" films, often with a crime as a starting point. Kidnapping and blackmail can lead to a murder (or two or three). Protagonists, distracted from the real world, hope for a better life that seems within arm's reach. Plagued by dreams, misunderstandings, and double-crosses, these are characters thrown into extraordinary circumstances, often through no means of their own.
While Hollywood looks for a hero to save the world, the Coens prefer "regular folks" who can barely save themselves. With dizzying camera work and witty dialogue, the brothers find inspiration from Dashiell Hammett to Stanley Kubrick to the Bible. But, not all may be what it seems. Good intentions are just intentions and everything we are told may not be so (no, FARGO is not based on a true story). Looking at film clips and analysis on themes, this discussion will examine an unpredictable 30-year career.
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