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Join The Royal Cinema for a 35th Anniversary screening of Joel and Ethan Coen's BLOOD SIMPLE
"There are debut features, and there are throw downs. Every couple of years you get your ALIEN 3, and every couple of decades you get your CITIZEN KANEs. Obviously, there are more of the former than the latter. BLOOD SIMPLE sits squarely on the CITIZEN KANE side of the aisle.
BLOOD SIMPLE is the story of a wife who wants to run away with a dude who works at her husband's bar. Her husband, a suspcious man, hires a private detective with a camera to trail her. There's a little bit of money in a locked safe at the bar. This is a movie where everyone thinks they're a lot smarter than they are.
Aided and abetted by cinematographer Barry Sonenfeld and composer Carter Burwell, the first film by Joel and Ethan Coen isn't just an homage to film noir or a precursor of things to come: it's a perfect movie." (Alamo Drafthouse)