Coen Brothers Film Festival (11th – 13th December 2014): A showcase of the finest works of the filmmaking duo of Joel and Ethan Coen

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Joel and Ethan Coen, The Coen Brothers, 11th – 13th December 2014
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Cinephiles in the capital as well as the surrounding areas are up for a delectable cinematic treat. The Embassy of the United States of America in collaboration with Cinedarbaar is organizing a three day film extravaganza—‘Coen Brothers Film Festival’—for the avid lovers of world cinema from 11th – 13th December at the American Center Auditorium, 24, Kasturba Gandi Marg, New Delhi - 110001. The film festival will be showcasing six of the finest works of the filmmaking duo of Joel and Ethan Coentwo of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmakers of the late 20th century.

Please find below the Press Release and Schedule of the festival.


New Delhi, December 2014: American Centre, The Embassy of the United States of America, in collaboration with Cinedarbaar is celebrating Coen Brothers Film Festival’ scheduled from 11th – 13th December 2014, at American Centre, will be showcasing six of the finest works of director-producer duo Ethan Coen and Joel Coen , the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmakers of the late 20th century.

From their Oscar winning “Fargo” to critically acclaimed "Barton Fink", the box office winners "Raising Arizona" and “Inside Llewyn Davis” to the classic "The Big Lebowski" are among the few movies that will be screened in the festival. The Coen brothers are known to be specific to particular regions and communities, Raising Arizona, a comedy cult classic; it paints a very particular picture of the inhabitants of the American South-West. The Big Lebowski (1998) gains much of its absurdist comedy from its depiction of the very absurd Los Angeles community.

The three day festival is an accolade to Ethan and Joel Coen for their remarkable contribution to cinema over the decade and their unique perspective of realms of various genres, adopting appropriate methods of realization to reflect these representational frameworks. The dialogue in their films is a prominent factor in the organization and maintenance of these generic constructions and in the fulfillment of specific stylistic strategies. The Coens have been drawn to two seemingly irresolvable modes of expression: ethnographic regionalism and artificial fabrication. It is between these two extremes that the remainder of their films can be mapped.

The interactive sessions after each screening will discuss about direction aesthetics and thematic of the movies. Working with his brother Ethan, screenwriter/director Joel Coen has specialty of combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, arch irony, and often brutal violence, the films of the Coen brothers have become synonymous with a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres -- especially film noir -- while sustaining a firmly postmodern feel. Beginning with Blood Simple, their brutal, stylish 1984 debut, the brothers have amassed a body of work that has established them as two of the most compelling figures in American and world cinemas.

Along with the interactive sessions, quizzes will also be held and winners take home American Center goodies. The entry to the festival is free and open for general public. Please carry an original valid photo ID to enter the American Center.

For further details contact:
Prachi gupta
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Festival Schedule

December 11, 2014
06:00 pm
Raising Arizona (1987), 94 Min

Raising Arizona, Directed by Coen Brothers

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

December 12, 2014
03:00 pm
Barton Fink (1991), 116 Min

Barton Fink, Directed by the Coen Brothers

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

06:00 pm

Fargo (1996), 98 Min

Fargo, Directed by the Coen Brothers

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

December 13, 2014
12:00 pm
The Big Lebowski (1988), 117 Min

The Big Lebowski, Directed by the Coen Brothers

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

3:00 pm

No Country for Old Men (2007),  122 Min

No Country for Old Men, Directed by the Coen Brothers

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

06:00 pm

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), 104 Min

Inside Llewyn Davis, Directed by the Coen Brothers

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

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