Inside Llewyn Davis

Opens Friday, December 20
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1hr 45mins // directed by:Joel Coen, Ethan Coen // featuring:Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman

"The best picture of the year." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

The Coen Brothers (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) once again offer a unique tale of an outsider lost in an unfamiliar world.

Inside Lllewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (played by Golden Globe nominee 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—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place.

An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Marcus Mumford is associate music producer.

The New York Times

"A brilliant magpie’s nest of surrealism, period detail and pop-culture scholarship" - A.O. Scott

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