Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis is among the dozens of films unveiled as part of the 51st New York Film Festival's main slate, announced Monday, but music from the film will be at the center of a benefit concert in New York September 29th.
Titled Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' cast members are set to perform at the event along with a cross-section of artists including The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lake Street Dive, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Milk Carton Kids, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, Punch Brothers, Secret Sisters, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Willie Watson, and Jack White.
Written and directed by Oscar-winners Joel and Ethan Coen, the film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Oscar Isaac plays musician Llewyn Davis who is at a crossroads. 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. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club - on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul - and back again.
Isaac, Carey Muligan, John Goodman and Stark Sands are slated for the concert, which will sell tickets to the public beginning Wednesday, August 21. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation.
The soundtrack from Inside Llewyn Davis will be released November 12 via Nonesuch Records. 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.
The film, which will be distributed by CBS Films in the U.S., begins roll out December 6.