If you're a man (or woman) of constant sorrow, you've probably seen trouble all your days. You bid farewell to old Kentucky--the place where you were born and raised--and it was all downhill from there. For in this world, you're bound to ramble, and you have no friends to help you now.
Cheer up, Boise Classic Movies is here to offer a little salvation.
The latest installment of the film series screens Thursday, Aug. 22, with O Brother, Where Art Thou? at the Egyptian Theatre. Loosely based on Homer's The Odyssey, the film by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen stars George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as three prison escapees on a treasure hunt in 1930s Mississippi. Masquerading as The Soggy Bottom Boys, a Southern folk band, Everett McGill (Clooney) and his gang of simple-minded cohorts become a singing sensation as they battle sirens, a cyclops in the form of a Boss Tweed-esque bigwig and the Ku Klux Klan on the road to riches.
The event is sponsored by ECO of Idaho. Beer and wine will be available for those 21 and older. Tickets are $9 online or $11 at the door on the night of the show.
With a bona fide bluegrass soundtrack and plenty of poetic justice to boot, whether you're perpetually unhappy or blissfully contented with your life, spending a night with The Soggy Bottom Boys beats getting hit by a train or being coerced into singing "You Are My Sunshine" by a white supremacist any day.