O Brother, Where Art Thou
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Run Time: 106 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2000
Starring: , Holly Hunter, John Goodman, John Turturro, Starring George Clooney, Tim Blake Nelson
Nitehawk’s June Country Brunchin’ presents the Coen Brothers’ O’Brother Where Art Thou? with a live pre-show serenade by the The Birdhive Boys!
Set in the depression-era deep south and loosely based on Homer’s The Odyssey, O’Brother Where Art Thou? (written, directed, and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen!) is an intelligent comedy about one man’s journey to becoming “bona fide”. Starring George Clooney as the cunning Ulysses Everett McGill and his two convict cohorts Peter (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), the three escape the chain gang to locate the 1.2 million dollars Everett knows is waiting for him. Along the way they encounter the soothsayer, the sirens, and the devil as well as a cyclops, George “Baby Face” Nelson, and the KKK. The trio even cuts a hit record as the “Soggy Bottom Boys” on their way to the treasure they seek…and the treasure they find.
The Birdhive Boys emulate the 1st generation classic bluegrass sound that Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt & Scruggs created in mid-20th century. With soulful 3-part harmony, blazing instrumentals, and heart-wrenching original lyrics, the Birdhive Boys features Zack Bruce on mandolin and vocals, Bennett Sullivan on guitar and vocals, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Jeff Picker on bass and vocals.