COEN BROTHERS: DOUBLE TAKE

A SERIOUS MAN & THE BIG LEBOWSKI
July 22 - 27 (No Fridays)


BLOOD SIMPLE & NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
July 29 - Aug 3 (No Fridays)


$12 ticket is good for both films playing as a double feature during the course of a week. The two weeks require two different tickets. You may choose to attend either a double feature on a single night or two individual screenings.

Please see complete schedule to the right for specific film times.

A SERIOUS MAN
Dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (105min, USA, 2009)
Narrative 

This dark comedy, set in 1967, tells the story of Larry Gopnik, a physics professor in a quiet mid-west American town who finds his life crumbling around him, in Joel and Ethan Coen's hilarious, brilliant, and unfairly neglected take on the story of Job.  When a host of misfortunes befalls him, Larry consults not one, but three, rabbis on his quest to become ‘a serious man.’ 

Screens as a double feature with The Big Lebowski.


THE BIG LEBOWSKI 
Dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (117min, USA, 1998)
Narrative 

The Dude returns to the big screen! Mixing in Leninist philosophy, mistaken identity, crazy characters, a kidnapping plot, and a deep love of bowling, the Coen Brothers unleashed upon an unsuspecting world the many glories of The Big Lebowski

When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. 

Screens as a double feature with A Serious Man



NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (122min, USA, 2007)
Narrative 

Based on the acclaimed novel of Pulitzer Prize winning American master Cormac McCarthy, and featuring a cast that includes Academy Award®-winner Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive), Josh Brolin (Grindhouse), Academy Award®-nominee Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Academy Award®-nominee Woody Harrelson (The People Vs. Larry Flint) and Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting). 

The story begins when Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Jones) – can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives (Bardem) – the film simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headline. 

Screens as a double feature with Blood Simple



BLOOD SIMPLE
Dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (99min, USA, 1984)
Narrative

The Coen brothers made their directorial debut with this taut, small-town neo-noir. Surprisingly serious and brooding, Blood Simple nevertheless deals with themes that would become central to their work. Starring Coen staple Frances McDormand (marking the beginning of their nearly three-decade partnership) and character actor extraordinaire M. Emmet Walsh, this tale of double-crosses, deceit, and murder echoes some of Hollywood’s greatest crime capers. Shot on a shoestring budget cobbled together from nearly two hundred private investors, Blood Simple became a festival favorite, garnering the Coen brothers instant notoriety. 


Screens as a double feature with No Country For Old Men



Purchase tickets here for A SERIOUS MAN & THE BIG LEBOWSKI.

Purchase tickets here for BLOOD SIMPLE & NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.


A SERIOUS MAN &
THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Tuesday-Thursday, July 22-24
6:30 pm A Serious Man
8:30 pm The Big Lebowski 

JULY 24 - HAPPY HOUR, 6-8 pm

Saturday, July 26
1:15 pm The Big Lebowski
3:30 pm A Serious Man
5:30 pm The Big Lebowski
7:45 pm A Serious Man 

Sunday, July 27
12:15 pm A Serious Man
2:15 pm The Big Lebowski
4:30 pm A Serious Man
6:30 pm The Big Lebowski

BLOOD SIMPLE &
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Tuesday-Thursday, July 29-31
6:30pm Blood Simple
8:30 pm No Country For Old Men 

JULY 31 - COEN BROTHERS
TRIVIA NIGHT


Saturday, August 2
1:15 pm No Country For Old Men
3:30 pm Blood Simple
5:30 pm No Country For Old Men
7:45 pm Blood Simple  

Sunday, August 3
12:15 pm Blood Simple
2:15 pm No Country For Old Men
4:30 pm Blood Simple
6:30 pm No Country For Old Men

Questions? Email info@wjff.org