During last winter’s session we dove into some of the Coen Brothers’ more well-known films. This summer we will continue our journey through their films with a selection of their first four and somewhat lesser known works. We will view and discuss Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). While these are less known than some of their later works, they display the Coen’s unique directing style and love for the cinematic images and genre of the past. We will critique each film on its own merits focusing on the various elements of film criticism while also appreciating this glimpse into the Coen’s developing talent and genius. Join us as we enjoy and gain insight into the early work of these American cinematic masters. Each participant must obtain his/her movie either through a streaming service, or from the library, and view at home prior to each class. Streaming rentals cost $0 to $3.99 each.