O Brother, Where Art Thou?

NEA Big Read Programming: Fantasy Film


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We welcome you to join us in the Matthews theater on Saturday, February 4 from 2-4 pm for a free screening of the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In this quirky reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey, three Depression-era convicts escape a Mississippi chain gang and embark on an odyssey to find a hidden treasure. Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions, Delmar and Pete, are determined to reach Everett’s home to recover loot from a bank heist. In the course of their adventure, they’ll encounter a series of strange characters including a cyclops, a trio of sirens, and a blind prophet who warns that “the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find.”

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About the NEA Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Since 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts has funded more than 1,700 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $24 million to organizations nationwide. In addition, NEA Big Read activities have reached every Congressional district in the country. Over the past 16 years, grantees have leveraged more than $56 million in local funding to support their NEA Big Read programs. More than 5.9 million Americans have attended an NEA Big Read event, over 97,000 volunteers have participated at the local level, and over 40,000 community organizations have partnered to make NEA Big Read activities possible.

Visit arts.gov/neabigread for more information about the NEA Big Read. Organizations interested in applying for an NEA Big Read grant in the future should visit Arts Midwest’s website for more information.


NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest



Date and Time:


Saturday, February 4, 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm





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