Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The new Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis has landed on a number of lists of the Best Movies of 2013, including those of The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times, whose A.O. Scott calls this "a year of superabundant quality" in film and places Inside Llewyn Davis at No. 1. "The musical performances—especially from Oscar Isaac, who plays the title character—are hauntingly lovely," he writes. Slate says: "Inside Llewyn Davis is the best film ever made about the folk revival—and one of the best ever made about music, period."
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Watch: "Inside Llewyn Davis" Star Oscar Isaac on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"; New Featurette on Film's Ensemble
The new Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis has been named one of the Top 10 Films of the Year by the American Film Institute and is nominated for the LA Film Critics Award for Best Music Score. Watch a new featurette on the casting of the film, including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the Coen brothers and cast members Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, and Garrett Hedlund here. Oscar Isaac, who plays the title role, was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night; watch the interview and a special performance here.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen, opens in select theaters in New York City and Los Angeles today. The film, which has already been met with great critical acclaim, continues to earn accolades. Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Turan calls the Coen brothers' latest "a singular experience, one of their best films." NPR says it "represents not just another in a streak of brilliant films, but the finest blend yet of the duo's sharp, laugh-out-loud wit and sobering insight into the loneliness and absurdity of existence."
Thursday, December 5, 2013
"Inside Llewyn Davis" a New York Times Critics' Pick; Oscar Isaac Talks with NPR's "All Things Considered" About Title Role
Inside Llewyn Davis, the new Coen brothers film set in the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961, is a New York Times Critics' Pick. The Times' A.O. Scott says Oscar Isaac "plays both Llewyn and the guitar with offhand virtuosity." The Wall Street Journal lauds “Isaac's phenomenal performance.” The actor discussed the role and the music on NPR's All Things Considered and on WNYC's Soundcheck, which you can listen to here, and in a Hollywood Reporter piece you can watch here. Time calls the soundtrack "a trove of sonic pleasure," and Rolling Stone calls it "pure pleasure."
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
"Inside Llewyn Davis" Named Best Feature at Gotham Awards; Wall Street Journal Explores the Music at the Heart of the Film
Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen, has received the award for Best Feature at the Gotham Awards. A new featurette called "Finding Llewyn Davis," looks at how Oscar Isaac earned the title role. You can watch it here, along with a film clip of Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, and Stark Sands performing "Five Hundred Miles" here. "Folk music is essential to the film—and not only as its soundtrack," writes the Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli. "It’s clear from Inside Llewyn Davis that the Coen brothers listen to music with a writer’s ear for story." The Village Voice gives the film five stars, saying it "might be the best Coen brothers movie yet," and calls Isaac's voice "luminous as the moon."
Monday, December 2, 2013
Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, opens in select theaters this Friday, December 6. You can watch a new featurette on the music and making of the film here, as well as an excerpt from the film with the song "Please Mr. Kennedy." New York's David Edelstein calls the film "transcendentally soundtracked." The New Yorker's Anthony Lane writes: "If you love the Coens, or follow folk music, or hold fast to this period of history and that patch of New York, then the film can hardly help striking a chord." The New York Times's Janet Maslin exclaims: "Inside Llewyn Davis has the best T Bone Burnett soundtrack since the Coens’ O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature documentary directed by Lian Lunson, is now available on iTunes via the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services program. The film captures the 2011 NYC concerts honoring McGarrigle, with performances from Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Kate's sister Anna, and friends like Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Antony. Nonesuch Records released a two-CD set with highlights from the NYC tribute concerts and those held in London and Toronto after McGarrigle died of sarcoma; proceeds from the album benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Kate McGarrigle to Be Celebrated in Hometown Montreal with Inauguration of Place Kate-McGarrigle, Concerts, Film Screening
The life and music of Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle will be celebrated in a number of special events held in her hometown of Montreal this week. The Outremont neighborhood where McGarrigle lived will inaugurate Place Kate-McGarrigle in her honor Wednesday afternoon. Later that evening, the feature documentary capturing the 2011 NYC McGarrigle tribute concerts will be screened at the Théâtre Outremont, where, on Thursday, Kate's children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and her sisters Anna and Jane will host two tribute concerts with special guests to benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sundance Institute’s Artist Services to Premiere "Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle"
Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature documentary directed by Lian Lunson, will make its digital premiere through a variety of platforms and storefronts via the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services program September 17, 2013. The film captures the 2011 NYC concerts honoring McGarrigle, with performances from Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Kate's sister Anna, and friends like Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Antony. Nonesuch Records released a two-CD set with highlights from the NYC tribute concerts and those held in London and Toronto after McGarrigle died of sarcoma; proceeds from the album benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Nonesuch Records releases the soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis on November 11, 2013. Written and directed by Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen and produced by Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, and Justin Timberlake. Produced by T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, with Marcus Mumford as its associate producer, the album features 12 new recordings created especially for the film and soundtrack. Also included is a never-before-released recording of Bob Dylan performing his song “Farewell,” which was originally recorded during the sessions for his album The Times They Are A-Changin' and is available exclusively on this soundtrack. Nonesuch Store pre-orders of the soundtrack include an exclusive, 11" x 7" print from the film.