Southwest Portland
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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Directed by Ethan CoenJoel Coen
United States • 1996 • 98 mins • In English

One of the great films of the 1990s, the Coen Brothers’ taut, darkly funny thriller follows a bumbling criminal conspiracy involving used-Oldsmobile-salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), two hired thugs/killers (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare), and the pregnant small-town police chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), who is unwittingly tasked with undoing their nefarious scheme when one day she comes upon a grisly scene on the Minnesota plains outside Brainerd. Thickly atmospheric and perfectly steeped in authentic “Minnesota nice,” the Coens’ most well-known yarn tackles the existential crises of the snow-bound mind in a capitalist world, where greed corrupts simple comfort and it’s hard to feel like you’ve got enough. Fargo, nominated for several Oscars—McDormand winning Best Actress and the Coens winning Best Screenplay, deservedly so on both counts—remains a crucial entry in the Coens’ filmography and one of the great winter films.

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