Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (USA, 2000, 107 min.).

Set in rural Mississippi during the Great Depression, O Brother, Where Art Thou? combines elements loosely borrowed from Homer’s Odyssey with southern Americana folklore. Three men (George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson) break away from a prison chain gang in search of a promised treasure. With a celebrated soundtrack by T Bone Burnett, picturesque cinematography, and captivating performances, O Brother, Where Art Thou? has become one of the Coen brothers’ most beloved films. 

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To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.

University Members can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.