The Coen Brothers: Uncertainty Principles
(R) USA/UK – 1 hr 57 min
1998 · d. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston
The Coens’ star-packed comedy remixes the detective film for a post-Cold War America. After a misguided extortion attempt leaves his rug ruined, slacker extraordinaire The Dude (Jeff Bridges) and shomer Shabbos Vietnam vet Walter (John Goodman) are drawn into a bizarre adventure involving cowboys, smut-peddlers, nihilists, and Saddam Hussein.
The screening on Wednesday, October 18 is presented in conjunction with the film course Trafficking in the Absurd: The Coen Brothers’ Universe, taught by Paul Wright, Ph.D. On that date, 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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