Burn After Reading w/ Frances McDormand

Trailer Review

Starr · Rhinebeck

A CLOSE UP special event.

Sunday, July 14, 6:30p – Post-screening Q&A with Frances McDormand in person.

$30 general admission/$25 Upstate members.
Free for Lux and Helios members

Frances McDormand stars in this Coen Brothers classic, with an escalating plot of cheating and blackmail that begins when a CIA member’s memoir finds itself in the hands of two gym rats with plans to get rich quick. With mold-breaking performances by Brad Pitt and George Clooney, and a glittering constellation of actors adding to the ensemble (John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, J.K. Simmons, and David Rasche, to name a few), this slightly tilted farce about the American Dream is a crash course on situational comedy. (dir. Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, U.S. 2008, 96m)

That’s the paradox that makes this parade of folly so much fun: it feels as if everyone involved is having a high old time, and their enthusiasm is contagious.” – Newsweek

Frances McDormand is an American actress whose acting legacy has roots in independent film. Making her debut in the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple, she continued to work in theater and film, eventually earning her first Oscar nomination for Mississippi Burning. Her continued success  can be seen in other films, like Almost Famous, Fargo, Moonrise Kingdom, Macbeth, and many others. McDormand’s accolades, include  four Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and one Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting“. Additionally, she has received three BAFTAs and two Golden Globe Awards. She is also a proud member of Upstate Films.