Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
7:30pm

TYING THE COEN BROTHERS TOGETHER
Double Feature! Author Adam Nayman In Person!
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN / BLOOD SIMPLE
Introduction by author Adam Nayman, who will sign his new book, The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.
35 mm!

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
2007, Park Circus/Miramax, 122 min, USA, Dir: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

A mesmerizing thriller from Academy Award-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the acclaimed novel by Pulitzer Prize winning American master Cormac McCarthy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. When Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men with a load of heroin and two million dollars in cash still in the back, a chain reaction of catastrophic violence begins that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) – can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives (Javier 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.


BLOOD SIMPLE
1984, Janus Films, 99 min, USA, Dir: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Hangdog Texas bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) hires a corrupt and corpulent detective (M. Emmet Walsh) to kill Abby, his unfaithful wife (Frances McDormand), and her lover (John Getz). What follows from this simple, familiar crime premise is one of the most assured moviemaking debuts of the 1980s. Full of intuitively stylish bite, poisonous one-liners and goosebump-inducing setpieces, this neo-noir put Joel and Ethan Coen on the map of filmmakers to watch.


Screening formats 35mm (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN). DCP (BLOOD SIMPLE)
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jun 21, 2019 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Author Adam Nayman In Person!
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Actor Fred Melamed In Person!
Sun, Jun 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
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