USA | 1996 | 96 mins | 14A
Neon Dreams is celebrating 25 years of one of the greatest scripts ever put to celluloid. A shining example of the Coen Brothers doing exactly what the Coen Brothers do best—blending violence and mayhem with irreverent humour and a delicious assortment of hapless characters. This winter, we will be doing Roger Deakins’ groundbreaking cinematography justice by basking in the snowy glow of Brainerd, Minnesota on a stunning 35mm print.
In a very Hitchcock-ian setup, car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is having money troubles. To dig himself out of his financial rut he logically hires out-of-town-goons Carl Showalter and Gaear Grimsrud (Coen-heavies Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife in a desperate bid to keep a cut of the ransom his father-in-law will pay the captors for himself. Shockingly, things don’t go exactly as planned and what ensues is a smorgasbord of murder, greed, and good old fashioned Midwest manners as officer Marge “son of a” Gunderson (Frances McDormand in her first Oscar-winning performance) tries to make sense of the string of heavily-accented chaos that follows one fateful event.
On December 17, “let’s take a look at that Ciera” as we reign in 25 years of Fargo. Only at The Revue Cinema. – BRENDAN ROSS
This screening and others are made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsor Hollywood Suite.
Director: The Coen Brothers
Cast: Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy
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