Fargo (Friday, October 2)
Introduced by Lucinda Winter, Executive Director, Minnesota Film and TV Board
If Blood Simple launched the Coens’ career, Fargo cemented their reputation as first-rate auteurs. Both are thrillers involving everyday folk, but while their first film was infused with sweltering Texas heat, Fargo is stuck in a Minnesota deep freeze cheek by jowl with so-called “Minnesota Nice.” Roger Ebert declared it simply “one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.” Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress and awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. 1996, 35mm, 98 minutes.
Audio Description is available for the October 2nd screening. To request this service please contact Melissa Schedler at 612.253.3555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.