Film Series: Blood Simple

1985. USA. Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen. With Frances McDormand. 99 min.


The Coens’ magnetic debut feature begins in Texas, where a single thought sparks a flood of violence. When a loutish bar owner hires an unsavory private eye to murder his wife and her lover, double-crosses and death cause matters to spiral. Set in a haunting, lurid world lit by neon signs and jukeboxes, this heart-pounding thriller defines neo-noir.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free