|Sardi's is in the heart of Broadway in New York City|
Writer/directors Ethan and Joel Coen, along with their producer Joel Silver, took over Manhattan on Sunday for their upcoming film Inside Llewyn Davis. The movie - due out December 2013 - is a caustic love letter to New York City’s pre-Dylan folk music scene of the early 1960s, Sunday’s Inside Llewyn Davis concert at Town Hall found several of the film’s stars (Oscar Isaac, co-stars John Goodman, Carey Mulligan, Adam Driver), soundtrack producer T Bone Burnett, and their friends celebrating its music on stage. A pre-concert party was also a treat: an old fashioned cocktail soiree with Joel Silver holding court at the legendary Sardi’s.
Sunday wasn’t all about cocktails and partying, though. The night’s main focus was the Inside Llewyn Davis concert at Town Hall around the corner from Sardi’s. The evening, subtitled “Another Day, Another Time,” celebrated the film’s warm folk with star Oscar Isaac singing and playing several of his solo songs from the movie’s soundtrack, as well as participating in an all-star jam during "Please, Mr. Kennedy.” That up-tempo performance featuring Davis stars Isaac and Adam Driver and the song’s producer T Bone Burnett, had a surprise guest, Elvis Costello, subbing for another of the film’s actors, Justin Timberlake. “When you think of Justin, you think of me,” Costello said, before launching into the jaunty song. The rest of the night found the likes of non-film singers Patti Smith, Joan Baez, the Avett Brothers and Lake Street Dive wowing the packed house (including celebrity attendees Frances McDormand and Paul Rudd) with favorites from folk music’s classic catalog.
Photos by ©A.D. Amorosi for Glamorosi Magazine 2013
Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013