The Coen Brothers' latest film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," will be showing for free this Thursday at the ShowPlace ICON Theater in the West End.
It's the first movie the St. Louis Park-born filmmakers have released since True Grit and tells the story of a young folk singer, Llewyn Davis, in the Greenwich Village music scene of 1961. Oscar Isaac plays Davis. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake.The movie won the prestigious Grand Prix prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Follow these instructions to get into the 7:30 p.m. showing for free on Dec. 12:
If you are interested in attending, go to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code Y5RY30 to download a pair of free passes. Please be advised that seating is first come, first served so it’s a good idea to arrive early, and make sure to bring the passes with you!
Here's a quick synopsis to whet your appetite:
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—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.