The Coen brothers burst onto the movie scene in 1984 with their film, Blood Simple. During the ensuing thirty years, they have continued to mine their love of film and knowledge of movie history and genre to create a body of work rivaling the great writers and directors of the past. As true auteurs they have created films of engaging depth as well as unique humor. This study group will deal with four of their better-known films. We will view and engage in critique and discussion of the following films: Miller’s Crossing (1990) with Gabriel Byrne and Marcia Gay Harden; The Big Lebowski (1998) with Jeff Bridges and John Goodman; Fargo (1996) with Frances McDormand and William H. Macy; and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) with George Clooney and John Turturro. Each session will be three hours to allow for an introduction to each film, the viewing of the film and discussion.