Reel Readers: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Farmington Public Library
Multipurpose Room

Event Details

Reel Readers: Books for Movie Lovers. Movies for Book Lovers.

The re-vamped Reel Readers returns to the Farmington Public Library, with an entirely new list of films (and books!), starting with Homer's The Odyssey. This ancient Greek epic poem has been adapted many times, including in the 2000 comedy-drama film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Set in rural Mississippi in 1937, O Brother follows three escaped convicts searching for hidden treasure while being pursued by a relentless lawman and encountering a variety of people and events taken straight from the pages of The Odyssey. The soundtrack, including “Man of Constant Sorrow” (performed by Dan Tyminski of Union Station), won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. The movie was written, directed, and produced by the Coen Brothers, and stars George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman. (Rated PG-13 by the MPAA)

Feel free to bring your brown bag dinner to the multi-purpose room on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 6:00 PM to enjoy this fun movie. We'll have copies of The Odyssey available, if you want to read the book you said you read back in high school or college, but didn't (no judging, we didn't read it either, but said we did!).

Get here early as seating is limited.

Don't forget to join the Reel Readers challenge in Beanstack, and log your reading! This event includes a "secret code", and the more Reel Readers books you read and the more Reel Readers movies you attend, the better your chances to win cool prizes!

Event Type(s): Reel Readers
Age Group(s): Adults 19+, Young Adults Ages 12-18
Megan Bennett
(505) 599-1276