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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (20th Anniversary Screening)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (20th Anniversary Screening)

“Damn! We’re in a tight spot!”

Joel and Ethan Coen‘s quirky sensibilities were in complete and total order in their 2000 crime caper O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, which is getting some much-deserved screen time at the Rio Theatre for it’s 20th Anniversary this November.

The story follows three convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) whose collective eye is focused on retrieving a cache of hidden money following a jailbreak in Depression-era Mississippi as they embark on an epic journey (that bears more than a few similarities to Homer’s “Odyssey”).

Along the way, they fast-talk their way out of jams, sidestep alluring riverside sirens, and record a hit country song as the Soggy Bottom Boys. Stacked to the gills with old-time musicians and roots artists including Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, and the late Ralph Stanley (to name just a few), the O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? soundtrack went platinum eight times over and threw down the gauntlet at the rigid Music Row establishment – not to mention becoming a milestone in the development of the “Americana” genre as an alternative to commercial country radio. With John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning.

“It’s a wild, whacked-out wonder.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Saturday, November 14
Doors 7:50 pm | Movie 8:10 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Monday, November 16
Doors 6:10 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, November 22 Final Screening!
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2000 / 106 mins / PG) Ulysses Everett McGill is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar and maladjusted Pete, then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters.

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