O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Searching the Psyche Through Cinema: The Coen Brothers
 The Coens borrowed from Homer’s The Odyssey in weaving the Depression-era tale of three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang, led by the fast-talking Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney). Running for their lives, they embark on an incredible journey full of challenging experiences and colorful characters
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Program: 
1:30 pm
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.

The Coens borrowed from Homer’s The Odyssey in weaving the Depression-era tale of three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang, led by the fast-talking Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney). Running for their lives, they embark on an incredible journey full of challenging experiences and colorful characters. Post-screening discussion led by psychoanalyst Bonnie Buchele and Kansas City Film Critics Circle member Beck Ireland.

Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
January 15, 2017 — Miller's Crossing (1990; Rated R; 115 minutes) - rescheduled to March 12 due to inclement weather
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)
March 12, 2017 — Miller's Crossing (1990; Rated R; 115 minutes)

Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.