Barton Fink

Monday, September 11
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1hr 56mins // directed by:Joel Coen, Ethan Coen // featuring:John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis

Featuring a post-screening conversation with guests from the Huntington Theatre Company's stunning new production of Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Maria Friedman and featuring music by Stephen Sondheim.

The Coen Brothers set their sights on 1940s Hollywood in this acclaimed satire, which won the Palme d'Or as well as the Best Actor (John Turturro) and Director (Joel Coen) prizes at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

Barton Fink (Turturro) is an intellectual New York playwright who accepts an offer to write movie scripts in Tinseltown, but finds himself with writer's block when required to do a B-movie script. His neighbor (John Goodman) tries to help, but he continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him. 

After the screening of Barton Fink, guests from the Huntington's new production of Merrily We Roll Along will join in a conversation about these two iconic depictions of the high price of success in show business.

Please click here for tickets and/or more information about the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Merrily We Roll Along, which runs September 8 – October 15, 2017.