What’s on in York: These Dudes Abide! The Cinema of Joel and Ethan Coen. CANCELLED


City Screen Picturehouse :

Mon 2 – Mon 23 Oct :

7.00pm – 10.00pm :

£37 (adult) £35 (student) £35 (retired)

Oct _2CoenbrothersSince their stunning 1984 debut Blood Simple, the Coen Brothers have gone on to become one of the most acclaimed film making partnerships of all-time, with a career spanning 17 features and a hit TV show (Fargo). In this four week course we take an in-depth look at the work of this unique writer-director-producer team, from the noir crime-dramas (Blood Simple, Miller’s Crossing, Fargo, The Man who Wasn’t There) to the zany caper-comedies (Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty, The Lady Killers, Burn After Reading, O Brother Where Art Thou), the Hollywood parodies (Barton Fink, Hail Caesar!), the bitter-sweet character studies (Inside Llewyn Davis, A Serious Man, The Big Lebowski) and the revisionist westerns (True Grit, No Country for Old Men). Topics for discussion will include the Coen’s dazzling cinematics, their brilliant genre-bending, and their astute character writing.

Each session includes a presentation/lecture followed by a tutorial where discussion is encouraged. Advance viewing is optional; select scenes and montages will be shown during weekly sessions.

Course tutor Jon Towlson is a film critic for Starburst Magazine and the author of Subversive Horror Cinema: Countercultural Messages of Films from Frankenstein to the Present (McFarland, 2014); Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Constellations) (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2016) and The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films, 1931-1936 (McFarland, 2016).

Tickets available from box office on 0871 9025726, or website.

What’s on in York: The Rescuers


City Screen Picturehouse :

Fri 11 Aug :

11.00am – 1.00pm :


Aug _11RescuersBased on the Margery Sharp series of novels, the first of which was released in 1959 and titled The Rescuers.

A little girl named Penny has been enslaved by the creepy Madame Medusa and sent into the dangerous seaside caves of the swamp to search for a lost pirate’s gem called the Devil’s Eye. When Penny is able to send a message in a bottle, the Rescue Aid Society springs into action and dispatches one of their top members Ms. Bianca and their caretaker Bernard on a rescue mission. With the help of an albatross named Orville and the local swamp dwellers, Ms. Bianca and Bernard must pull off an impossible rescue…

Tickets booked through City Screen Picturehouse, York

Box Office Number: 0871 902 5726 (Calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) or cityscreenyork@picturehouses.co.uk