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You've heard of Dave Van Ronk, right??
If not, he's definitely someone you should look into (he's a major part of the acoustic folk revival of the 1960s) — especially his memoir called The Mayor of MacDougal Street, which was published after he died. You should check it out because it's fascinating AND because the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis is loosely based on it! FAB!
If you check out the trailer (above), you can instantly feel the Coen touch, as it's supposed to be an open love letter to the Greenwich Village folk music scene "that spawned Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi and Richard Farina."
We won't have to convince you to see it after you watch the trailer, but if you need some convincing to watch the trailer in the first place… just know it's got Oscar Isaac (underrated HOTNESS), Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund (YES PLEASE), Justin Timberlake (the only glimpse does NOT feature a suit & tie), F. Murray Abraham, and John Goodman!
No release date, but we're betting on a showing at Cannes before we know!