Sunset Cinema Book Club

Sunset Cinema returns in 2019 with a season dedicated to literary greats. Join us at BookBar for a pre-movie discussion about the book that inspired the movie.

About the movie event:

Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), starring George Clooney’s hair, is loosely based on Homer’s The Odyssey. The Coen Brothers send a trio of convicts on a supernatural sepia-toned journey, and through their misadventures, they become a famous bluegrass band. Not how you remember Odysseus’ travels? Sure there are Sirens, but the Coen brothers later admitted to never actually reading the epic poem.

This summer, we will explore movie hits that are based off novels probably covered in your high school English class. As always, the outdoor film screenings made possible by Denver Film Society will include themed pre-show games and entertainment, fun food and beverage options for purchase, costume contests (with prizes!) and more. No need to crack open the CliffsNotes, local partners like Denver Public Library and Book Bar will help us bring these classics to life before we even hit play. Please bring a chair for the movie and come prepared for any weather since these events are rain or shine.

Tickets? Ugh, As If! This is a FREE event, but please RSVP so we know you’re coming. For more info and free movie tickets:


7 - 8 PM: Costume Contest & Games (Come early to set up your space and grab some food!)

8 - 10 PM: Film Screening (Films will begin screening at dusk)

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Odyssey: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140268867
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - November 1st, 1997