O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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USA | 2000 | 106 Minutes | Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

October 4, 2014

Of all the Coen Brothers films that have been featured at the Egyptian over the years (which is almost all of them), their biggest opening week came with this strikingly original, hilariously funny, and Homer-inspired musical journey through the Depression-era South.

Advance Tickets | $5 General Admission
Day of Tickets | $5 General Admission
or FREE admission with a Capitol Hill business receipt
Receipt must be dated between Oct 1-5, 2014. One ticket per receipt. Receipts may be redeemed at the box office starting 90 minutes before showtime. Seating is first come first served.

George Clooney, proving his comedy chops as well as his Clark Gable-style charisma, escapes from a chain gang along with fellow prisoners John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson. His goal is to make it back to his family, but along the way the trio experience a series of magical, madcap adventures straight out of "The Odyssey": participating in a bank heist with a notorious gangster, barely escaping the wrath of a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman), crashing a Ku Klux Klan rally, finding themselves musically seduced by a trio of sirens, meeting a young blues prodigy, and becoming unlikely stars after cutting a hit single as the Soggy Bottom Boys.

The film features a smash-hit bluegrass and country soundtrack from for producer T-Bone Burnett, one which not only won five Grammy awards, but also inspired a concert tour and documentary film.

  • Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Principal Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Holly Hunter, John Goodman
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2000
  • Running Time: 106 Minutes
  • Rating: PG-13