U.S., 1996, 98 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Joel & Ethan Coen, Rated R, Park Circus
"It's another daring black comedy by one of the most consistently inventive moviemaking teams of the last decade, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen." - Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of what some say is the Coen Bros. best film with this special screening of the 4K restoration of Fargo! Filmed on location in the dead of winter, this classic neo-noir black comedy follows Frances McDormand (Joel’s wife) as a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating a series of homicides committed in the wake of a kidnapping scheme turned comedy of errors orchestrated by William H. Macy’s stuttering car salesman. Replete with classic Coen tropes alongside the stunning cinematography of lifelong collaborator Roger Deakins, the film is truly a modern day classic. The film took home tons of accolades at various festivals, not least of which were Best Director at Cannes, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress from the Academy, and Best Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. Roger Ebert said, "One of the best films I've ever seen... films like Fargo are why I love the movies." You betcha!
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.