Shea Presents: CINEMASTORM
Saturday, December 11, 7:30 pm until 11:30 pm
FREE MOVIE NIGHT! This free movie night was made possible by Fast Lights.
Fargo is a 1996 black comedy crime film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that take place after a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy) hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell). The film was an American-British co-production.
Filmed in the United States during the end of 1995, Fargo premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where Joel Coen won the festival's Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award) and the film was nominated for the Palme d'Or. The film was both a commercial and critical success, earning particular acclaim for the Coens' direction and script and the performances of McDormand, Macy, and Buscemi. Fargo received seven Oscar nominations at the 69th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, winning two: Best Actress for McDormand and Best Original Screenplay for the Coens.
The film was selected in 2006 for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"—one of only seven films designated in its first year of eligibility. In 1998, the American Film Institute named it one of the 100 greatest American films in history but it was subsequently de-listed in 2007. A Coen-produced FX television series of the same name, inspired by the film and taking place in the same fictional universe, premiered in 2014 and received critical acclaim.
Deadly Games (aka 365 Code Pere Noel, Game Over, Dial Code Santa Claus) tells the tale of a young boy who is pitted against a deadly intruder, dressed as Santa Claus, in the family home. Without any assistance in sight, the boy sets traps to protect himself and ensnare the intruder until help arrives.
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