Remember that Coen Bros. musical project that they said they were working on a while back? Well, we now have a little bit more information on it, and it sounds a little … folky. The movie is set in the 60s Greenwich Village folk scene, and loosely based on legendary coffeehouse patriarch Dave van Ronk, who passed away in 2002.
Van Ronk came to be known as “the uncle” of this particular 60s folk scene – perhaps how one comes to be an “uncle” of a “scene” will be covered in the movie. Anyway, some big folk musicians came up under van Ronk, most famous among them none other than Bob Dylan. Van Ronk was also a political activist, getting arrested during the famous Stonewall Riots. This guy and his interesting (to say the least) life seem perfect for the Coen Bros
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