Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form.
Synopsis: The story follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis 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 basket houses of the village to an empty Chicago club - on an odyssey to audition for music mogul Bud Grossman - and back again.
According to an interview of the Coens on NPR, the main character is based on Dave Van Ronk ("the biggest person on the [folk revival] scene until Bob Dylan showed up") as well as Jack Elliot and others.
• Grand Prix winner at Cannes Film Festival
• 3 Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) + Independent Spirit award for Best Feature.
Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake 1hour 45min.
1:35 MOVIE* Cedar Lee Theatre. Meet in the lobby about 10 minutes before the movie, or inside the theater.
3:30 EATS/DRINKS/DISCUSSION The Tavern Company (http://thetaverncompany.com/Menu.html), 2260 Lee Road 44118. We will walk there together.
If you don't connect with us at the theater, proceed to the restaurant--a couple blocks south on the other side of the street--and ask to be seated with the movie group.
Parking: Paid Parking is now 24 X 7, so bring quarters. Credit cards work in the garage. The back half of the parking lot is only 25 cents for 60 minutes. A free parking lot is on Edgewood road, one block west of Lee road at Cedar.
*NOTE TO ALL
In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.
REThere's not much of a plot to speak of, just a piercing, evocative sense of a time and place and the characters contained within it. ~Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
Brings back a clear atmospheric recollection of that 1961 Village folk scene. ~Dennis Schwartz, World Movie Reviews
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