Reel Readers

Reel Readers

Thursday Jan 26 2023

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Farmington Public Library
The re-vamped Reel Readers returns to the Farmington Public Library, with an entirely new list of films (and books!), starting with Homer's The Odyssey. This ancient Greek epic poem has been adapted many times, including in the 2000 comedy-drama film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Event Information

Farmington Public Library
2101 Farmington Ave
Megan Bennett
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Set in rural Mississippi in 1937, O Brother follows three escaped convicts searching for hidden treasure while being pursued by a relentless lawman and encountering a variety of people and events taken straight from the pages of The Odyssey. The soundtrack, including “Man of Constant Sorrow” (performed by Dan Tyminski of Union Station), won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. The movie was written, directed, and produced by the Coen Brothers, and stars George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman. (Rated PG-13 by the MPAA)

Feel free to bring your brown bag dinner to the multi-purpose room on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 6:00 PM to enjoy this fun movie. They will have copies of The Odyssey available, if you want to read the book you said you read back in high school or college, but didn't (no judging, we didn't read it either, but said we did!).

Get there early as seating is limited.

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