Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Follow 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 is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making. Written by
After Oscar Isaac's first meeting with T Bone Burnett, advisor/composer/musician Burnett put on a Tom Waits record and simply left the room for an hour. "That was the first lesson," Isaac said. "It was a real Mr. Miyagi moment." See more »
While driving to Chicago, the "valet" Johnny Five opens a conversation by muttering "Orlovsky" and "Clean Asshole Poems." That would be Peter Orlovsky, who was Allen Ginsburg's long-time partner. But "Clean Asshole Poems" wasn't published until 1978, and the movie is set in 1961. See more »
I'm sad? You're the one who's not going anywhere. You don't wanna get anywhere. Me and Jim try.
We try, you sleep on the couch!
It's a bad thing to throw on my face, you know that?
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At the end of the credits is an image declaring the film "Kosher for Passover" See more »
It's like a gust of wind that never stops. I was altered, disturbed and amused by the clarity of this poets. From Joel and Ethan to Bruno Delbonnel, Oscar Isaac, to T Bone Burnett and everyone who enters, even for an instant, this sublime, unique, startling P.O.V. Aware but never condescending to the audience. No explanation as to why this story deserved to be told. The answers are private, deeply personal, enlightening and, at times, chillingly transparent. The face of Oscar Isaac, my God! For me one of the most enthralling discoveries of 2013. At times it reminded me of an updated character in an Italian Neo-realistic film, others one of those images from one of Martin Donovan's sessions. I sat through Inside Llewyn Davis twice in a row. I can't wait to repeat the experience soon again.
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