Barton Fink (Wednesday, September 30)
Introduced by Bix Skahil, screenwriter/director (Chain of Fools, Life Without Dick), crew member on Fargo
On the cusp of World War II, socially conscious writer Barton Fink (John Tuturro) reluctantly comes
to Hollywood to pen a wrestling picture. Fink’s frustration builds into madness, embodied by the glue-oozing wallpaper in his claustrophobic room at the Hotel Earle, his torture by California’s only mosquito, and his interactions with increasingly volatile characters. This truly original film plumbs the depths of the creative process, and it was the first film in the Cannes Film Festival’s 44-year history to win awards for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Director. Rolling Stone called it “the most chilling Hollywood comedy since Sunset Boulevard.” 1991, 35mm, 116 minutes.