Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he struggles to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making.
Partly inspired by the autobiography of folk singer Dave Van Ronk, the film won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for two Academy Awards—Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing. Most of the music was recorded live under the direction of T Bone Burnett who previously collaborated with directors and writers Joel and Ethan Coen on the music and soundtrack for The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
"One thing's for sure about this raw provocation from the Coens: Like the music, the pain runs deep and true. You'll laugh till it hurts." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Duration: 110 mins. | Rating: R
ABOUT THE MUSIC + FILM SERIES
Celebrating the intersection of music and movies, the Empirical presents a three-month long series of music influenced cinema, from concerts and documentaries to feature-length films. Designed to complement OMSI's latest exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World, the Music + Film Series encompasses a wide variety of music cinema with artists from Green Day to Glen Campbell and features from The Sound of Music to The Blues Brothers.
The Willamette Week hails this line-up as "one of the best music-based film series in recent memory."
Music + Film Pass | Single show tickets are $7 adult, $6 youth/senior. Viewers interested in attending multiple screenings have the option of purchasing a Music + Film pass for $50 adult, $45 senior, or $35 youth. OMSI Members receive a $5 discount. Passes may be purchased starting October 1 at the OMSI box office or by telephone at 503-797-4000.