O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
George Clooney mugs and charms his way through the Depression-era South, escaping from a chain gang with fellow cons John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson, and circuitously making his way back to wife Holly Hunter in a winking parody of Homer's "The Odyssey." Along the way, Clooney and company pull a bank job with "Baby Face" Nelson (Michael Badalucco), encounter backwoods magic, escape one-eyed Bible-selling maniac John Goodman, break up a Ku Klux Klan rally in high style and cut a hit single as the Soggy Bottom Boys. The smash-hit bluegrass and country soundtrack won a Grammy for producer T-Bone Burnett. DIR/SCR/PROD Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, based on "The Odyssey" by Homer. UK/France/U.S., 2000, color, 107 min. RATED PG-13
AFI Member passes accepted.