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Monday, November 4, 2013

November Film Club

Hey everyone, guess what?  It's November!  Time for another film!

First, I'd like to thank everyone who was able to make it out to our Halloween Horror Fest, we had a great turnout, and it was a lot of fun, so once more, thank you.

For the month of November we will be returning to our normal Film Club structure, meeting for a film on the third Thursday at 6:15pm.  We will be meeting Nov. 21st (the week before Thanksgiving), and we will be watching Joel and Ethan Coen's masterpiece of a film:  No Country for Old Men.

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-Western thriller directed, written, and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name.  The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin and tells the story of an ordinary man to who chance delivers a fortune that is not his, and the ensuing cat-and-mouse drama as three men crisscross each other's paths in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas.  Themes of fate, conscience and circumstance re-emerge that the Coen brothers have previously explored in Blood Simple and Fargo.

Among its four Oscars at the 2007 Academy Awards were awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, allowing the Coen brothers to join the five previous directors honored three times for a single film.  The film holds an impressive 94% "Certified Fresh" rating on the aggregate review site, out of 232 critical reviews.

The late Roger Ebert said of the film, "No Country for Old Men is as good a film as the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have ever made, and they made Fargo. Many of the scenes in No Country for Old Men are so flawlessly constructed that you want them to simply continue, and yet they create an emotional suction drawing you to the next scene.  Another movie that made me feel that way was Fargo.  To make one such film is a miracle.  Here is another."

This is one of my all-time favorite films of the last decade, if not ever.  I hope that you will join us for our viewing and discussion of this remarkable film.  Again, we will be meeting Nov. 21st at 6:15pm.  Hope to see you there!

Here's the trailer:

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