Film Streams offered a special event last Thursday that featured a showing of the Coen brothers’ 2009 film “A Serious Man” and a conversation with the film’s lead actor, Michael Stuhlbarg.

The event was organized to celebrate Stuhlbarg’s career and show his breakout performance in “A Serious Man.”

Jack Zerbe – the director of the School of Arts at the University of Nebraska Omaha – introduced Stuhlbarg at the event and said that Stuhlbarg is a model for what a diligent and dedicated actor looks like.

After the showing of the film, Stuhlbarg came out for Q&A about his career. Of the many topics Stuhlbarg spoke about, he discussed what it was like working with the Coen brothers, saying they are very laid back while directing.

“They’re like two parts of the same brain,” Stuhlbarg said. He expressed his amazement of how the famous directing brothers are able to write and direct together.

In many ways, Stuhlbarg demystified the perception of what being an actor and making movies is like.

“A Serious Man,” which is a modernized retelling of the biblical story of Job, provided an opportunity to discuss Stuhlbarg’s life as an actor. The event was sold out, which made for a fun and engaging evening.

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