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Bozeman film fest screens Coens’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

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The Bozeman Film Festival ends February with Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” screening at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Emerson’s Crawford Theater.

The film follows a week in the life of young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac, “The Bourne Legacy”) as he navigates the 1961 Greenwich Village folk scene. Huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, guitar in tow, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles – some of his own making.

On an odyssey to audition for a music mogul, his misadventures take him from the basket houses of the Village to an empty Chicago club and back again.

The movie features music by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers. As in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place.

An epic film 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.

Bryan Appleyard of “The Sunday Times” calls the Coen brothers “the greatest filmmakers on the planet,” and’s Jonathan Romney says “Inside Llewyn Davis” is “the most moving film the Coens have ever made.”

The film is rated R and runs one hour and forty-five minutes.

Tickets are available at Cactus Records and one hour before the film in the Emerson’s lobby, which will have a no-host social hour from 6:30-7:30 pm. For more information visit

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