Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Oct 19, 2019 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Runtime:99 minutes
Director:Coen Brothers
Year Released:1985
Production Country:US


Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"A gripping, drum-tight noir masterpiece to compare with Touch of Evil." - Guardian

"Blood Simple becomes a dazzling comedie noire, a dynamic, virtuoso display by a couple of talented fledgling filmmakers who give the conventions of the genre such a thorough workout that the result is a movie that's fresh and exhilarating." - Los Angeles Times

"It's a trailblazing masterpiece in any form." - AV Club

Visser, an unscrupulous private eye, is hired by Texas bar owner Marty to murder Marty's faithless wife Abby and her paramour, one of Marty's employees. But Visser is no more upfront with  Marty than with anyone else; he makes some slight modifications to the original plan so that it better serves his own interests. After a surprise double-cross and the murder of one of the important players, matters spiral out of control, and the plot gyrates through a complicated string of darkly humorous events. False assumptions, guilt, and fear all lead to a frantic attempt to conceal evidence and the heart-pounding, irony-filled denouement.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).