In this Coen Brothers film, three convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) focus on retrieving a cache of hidden money, break out of jail in Depression-era Mississippi, and embark on an epic journey that bears similarities to Homer's Odyssey. Along the way, they fast-talk their way out of jams, sidestep alluring riverside sirens and record a hit country song as the Soggy Bottom Boys. Stacked with old-time musicians and roots artists including Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, and the late Ralph Stanley, the O Brother soundtrack went eight-times platinum and played a role in the development of the roots-oriented Americana format, as an alternative to commercial country radio.
Presented with the Belcourt Theatre in support of the exhibition Ralph Stanley: Voice from on High. 107 minutes. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN 37212. For more information visit .