'The Hudsucker Proxy'


The Coen Brothers: The Men Who Weren't There

Every Fri. and Sat. from May 3-June 1
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Every Sun. from May 5-June 2
3 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

The genre-upending films of St. Louis Park natives Ethan and Joel Coen tend to feature deeply flawed figures instigating ill-conceived plans destined to unravel in disastrous fashion. This common link runs through The Coen Brothers: The Men Who Weren’t There, the latest retrospective co-hosted by the Heights Theater and Trylon Cinema. The Heights lineup includes Fargo (1996), a Minnesota-set tale of criminal mishaps; Raising Arizona (1987), the most uproarious depiction of baby abduction every filmed; O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), in which three prison escapees are beset by troubles while searching for a stashed fortune; The Big Lebowski (1998), a stoner spoof of hardboiled detective yarns; and No Country for Old Men (2007), which traces the horrific path of a psychotic hitman. The Trylon offers The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), a simmering tale of escalating crimes; The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), a screwball skewering of corporate malfeasance; Barton Fink (1991), a taut study of an unraveling screenwriter; Miller’s Crossing (1990), a crime thriller entangling feuding gangsters; Blood Simple (1984), a tale of betrayal and violence; and A Serious Man (2009), a profile of a professor who’s devastated by an endless series of misfortunes.