This comic riff on the book of Job stands as a culmination of the Coens’ themes. His wife is shacked up with a pompous colleague. Anonymous letters jeopardize his chance for tenure. His kids are meshuga. At his wit’s end, a Midwestern physics professor turns to three rabbis to learn how to endure his afflictions and still be a mensch.
This screening is presented in conjunction with the film course Trafficking in the Absurd: The Coen Brothers’ Universe, taught by Paul Wright, Ph.D. Seating for screening-only attendees will begin at 7:00 pm. Just want to see the film? Purchase your tickets from this page.
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