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Inside Llewyn Davis

Took a look at the trailers.  Photography is beautiful and the music sounds really good to this old folky anyway.  

Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul—and back again. Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn's married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents Joel and Ethan Coen's (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) fourth collaboration with multiple Grammy- and Academy Award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. 

If people are interested we'll go out for a drink or bite to eat after.

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  • George L.

    I joined this group after this meetup but went to see the film. Did anyone pick up on the "Jules and Jim" inference as a referent to Truffaut's Jim and Jules. Also the Coen Bros. infamous hat.

    January 20, 2014

  • Bill

    The movie was decent. It's more likeable once you figure out that it's a story centered around the "also ran". Llewyn Davis was just another folk singer who was overshadowed by Bob Dylan. This movie shares the same structure as previous "also ran" movies, like Wholly Moses where Dudley Moore played the also-ran to Moses. And Life of Brian, where Graham Chapman played the also-ran to Jesus.

    December 27, 2013

    • Bill

      After searching the internet for information, apparently it is legal in Michigan to let your cat run loose thruout the neighborhood. As opposed to dog laws, which make it illegal for dogs to "run at large". The kitty litter corporations must be suppresing this information...

      December 28, 2013

    • Marianne P.

      I think dogs running at large poses a significantly increased risk for humans vs. cats running at large.

      December 29, 2013

    • Michelle C.

      Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

      December 28, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Hi everyone-this movie is so popular that we need to make sure we are seated early! I would like us to assemble by 6:40 at the latest, so we can go in and get seated at 6:45. Remember that parking will be a challenge!

    December 26, 2013

  • Bill

    Should start up a pool on how long it takes John Goodman to scream out loud in this latest Coen Brothers flick.

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Jim H.

    I managed to catch this film over the weekend. From Wikipedia: "The Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis is loosely based on Van Ronk's life. The film has quickly begun to generate fresh interest in Van Ronk's music and impact on the folk scene, though viewers who knew Van Ronk report that the Davis character is testier and more-self-interested than the real singer."

    December 23, 2013

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