This Book Really Ties the Films Together - Book Event + Screening

Wed, Oct 17th, 2018

Join author Adam Nayman for a 35mm screening and discussion of THE BIG LEBOWSKI as well as to hear new excerpts from his new book, The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together. Following the screening Adam will be signing copies of the book which will also be for sale at the theatre.


About the book:

For the first time ever, fans will have access to the definitive guide on the filmography of the Academy Award–winning creators the Coen brothers. From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness."

The book combines critical text—biography, close film analyses, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators including cinematographer Roger Deakins, costume designer Mary Zophres, and composer Carter Burwell—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. The book itself has a visually stunning package and is produced by popular indie film magazine Little White Lies.

Featuring film stills, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre and a must-have keepsake for fans.

Movies & Showtimes for
This Book Really Ties the Films Together - Book Event + Screening

The Big Lebowski

A FILM BY: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
WRITTEN BY: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
STARRING: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

20th Anniversary Screening

Jeff 'The Dude' Leboswki is mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, who is The Big Lebowski. Which explains why he's roughed up and has his precious rug peed on. In search of recompense, The Dude tracks down his namesake, who offers him a job. His wife has been kidnapped and he needs a reliable bagman. Aided and hindered by his pals Walter Sobchak, a Vietnam vet, and Donny, master of stupidity.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1998
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: 35mm

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604