O Brother, Where Art Thou?


Gold Medal Park Mon, Jul 18, 2016 8:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE
Film Info
Program:Movies in the Park
Road Movie
Release Year:2000
Runtime:106 min
Festivals & Awards:2001 Academy Award Nominee - Best Screenplay
2001 Academy Award Nominee - Best Cinematography
2000 Festival de Cannes - Palme d'Or Nominee
Print Source:Swank Motion Pictures
Director:Joel Coen
Producer:Ethan Coen
Cinematographer:Roger Deakins
Screenwriter:Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Homer (Original Story)
Editor:Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
Joel Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
Tricia Cooke
Composer:T Bone Burnett
Principal Cast:George Clooney
John Turturro
Tim Blake Nelson
John Goodman
Holly Hunter
Chris Thomas King


Join us July 18 at dusk for our first summer 2016 presentation at Gold Medal Park, featuring a screening of the iconic myth-turned-Depression Era tale by famed Minnesota-native filmmaking team Joel and Ethan Coen.

Note: Due to the limited viewing area and steep inclines on the hill, no chairs will be permitted at the screening. Also, in accordance with Minneapolis city ordinance, no alcohol will be allowed at all Gold Medal Park screenings. In the case of rain or extreme wind (gusts of 20 mph or more), this screening will be cancelled and notification will be posted on The Film Society's Facebook and Twitter pages.

The writing, directing, and producing team of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen created this picaresque comedy (inspired in part by Homer's The Odyssey) set in the Deep South during the Depression. Suave and fancy-talking Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney), dim-witted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), and easily-excitable Pete (John Turturro) are serving time together on a prison chain gang. Everett knows where $1.2 million is hidden that's theirs for the taking, and the three manage to escape. However, a stranger soon warns them that they'll find treasure, but not the sort they're looking for.

As Everett and his partners hit the road, they happen upon a gluttonous bible salesman, Big Dan Teague (John Goodman); meet up with Baby Face Nelson (Michael Badalucco) as he robs a bank; encounter three Sirens doing their washing; run into Everett's estranged wife Penny (Holly Hunter), who has told everyone her husband was killed in a train wreck; find themselves in the middle of a heated campaign between political boss Pappy O'Daniel (Charles Durning), and reformist candidate Homer Stokes (Wayne Duvall); and even find time to make a hit record as The Soggy Bottom Boys.


Join your neighbors and the Film Society at parks and venues throughout the Twin Cities for a series of timeless classics, cult favorites, and critical darlings presented throughout the summer months.

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