If you just can't get enough folk music, you'll eat up the trailer for the latest Showtime documentary, Another Day Another Time, which takes viewers into the a sold out concert that paid tribute to the music of the Coen Bros' Inside Llewyn Davis.
Nestling their latest drama Inside Llewyn Davis in the folk music scene of New York City's 1960s Greenwich Village, writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen had to get the songs for the soundtrack just right. So, they hired the great T-Bone Burnett who's won repeated acclaim as well as an Oscar nomination for his songwriting skills. Burnett came up with a soundtrack that had those who saw the drama at its US debut in the New York Film Festival ravenous for a copy. For them, the filmmakers organized a concert the following day at The Town Hall called "Another Day Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis."
Several members of the feature's ensemble cast came out to lend their lovely voices, like John Goodman, Stark Sands, Carey Mulligan, and Oscar Isaac. (Sadly, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver were not in attendance.) But the main slate of performers boasted such big names as Gillian Welch, Jack White, Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, and Patti Smith, just to name few. If you missed it, dry your eyes. Showtime will be revealing the glory of this one-night only event in the upcoming documentary Another Day Another Time.
Here's a clip from the concert of Joan Baez and Marcus Mumford performing "Corn Bread, Corn Whiskey:"
The soundtrack of Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the film's strongest assets, and that's saying something considering the outstanding cast and captivating performances it contains. In my NYFF review, I wrote of its songs, " I suspect it will do for this brand of folk what O Brother Where Art Thou did for bluegrass. After hearing these numbers, it’s impossible to not want to hear them again and again, to wrap yourself in their lovely melodies and the bittersweet stories they tell."
Inside Llewyn Davis will open in limited release on December 6th, expanding on the 20th. Another Day Another Time will premiere on Showtime on will air on Showtime, Friday, December 13 at 10 PM. ET/PT.