The Coen Brothers Want YOU to Make the East Village Look 1960-ish!

02.06.12 Marina Galperina

Attention, remaining un-exiled renters of the East Village: The Coen Brothers would like your permission and assistance “to temporarily dress several storefronts and buildings” to “fit the period” of a 1960’s Greenwich Village film they’re making on February 16th. Justin Timberlake is going to play a folk musician!.. You still in?
So, anyone situated on East Ninth Street suffering from Bob Dylan-era nostalgia will be glad that a temporary time-warp will open up on their block. Also, there will be a flood of “somewhat disruptive” movie lights from both sides of the street until 2am. So get some drapes. Some heavy, era-appropriate drapes. Like this. Get into it, sport.

Coen bros’ Inside Llewyn Davis is about “a protagonist loosely based on singer Dave Van Ronk, a friend of Bob Dylan’s. Oscar Isaac stars as the title character while Justin Timberlake co-stars as another folk musician, his wife will be played by Carey Mulligan, and John Goodman will play a jazz musician who takes a road trip with Davis.” And like the MTA’s Vintage Train, the temporary regression of Ninth Street carries a the regular risk of terrifying locals who are predisposed with a less-than-lucid grasp on reality.

(Flyer: EV Grieve)