Miller's Crossing (1990)
This event has been canceled due to inclement weather concerns.This annual series returns in January and February with psychological studies of films directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, whose visionary work swings seamlessly between dark drama and wry, sometimes screwball comedy. A discussion follows each screening. This gangster film, set during Prohibition, stars Gabriel Byrne as a trusted lieutenant to Irish mob boss Albert Finney. Their control of an unnamed Eastern city is challenged by Italian mafia and their partnership strained by simultaneous affairs with the same woman (Marcia Gay Harden). Post-screening discussion led by Marilyn Metzl , and Trey Hock , assistant professor of filmmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.
Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. January 15, 2017 — Miller's Crossing (1990; Rated R; 115 minutes) January 29, 2017 — Barton Fink (1991; Rated R; 116 minutes) February 12, 2017 — Fargo (1996; Rated R; 98 minutes) February 26, 2017 — O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000; Rated PG-13; 103 minutes) Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.