Film Series at Bottleworks: Barton Fink

| January 31, 2012

Wednesday night the Webster University Film Series presents the Coen Brothers classic Barton Fink in the lively atmosphere of Schlafly Bottleworks.

BARTON FINK (Joel Coen, 1991, USA, 115 min.): Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m.

Set in Hollywood during the 1940’s, Barton Fink is a darkly surreal satire about creative egos, flashy moguls, a travelling salesman and a nasty case of writer’s block. Barton Fink (John Turturro) is a New York playwright lured to Hollywood to work as a screenwriter.

It doesn’t take long for Fink’s life to erupt in complete chaos. His studio boss (Michael Lerner) orders the serious-minded Fink to write a low budget-wrestling movie. Deeply disappointed, Fink returns to his seedy hotel, types one sentence and then nothing.

To make matters worse, he is continually inter¬rupted by Charlie (John Goodman), a chatty traveling insurance salesman who lives next door. Eventually they become friends and Charlie tries to help Barton by teaching him the finer points of wrestling. As the clock ticks away and the temperature climbs, Bar¬ton becomes more desperate as his life spins out of control.

Presented in the lively atmosphere of Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, Mo.  There is ample parking and great beer on tap!

Special Admission: $4

Official Trailer


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The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.


Category: The Arts

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