Screen Junkies » Dave van Ronk http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:25:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Coens Feeling Folky http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/coens-feeling-folky/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/coens-feeling-folky/#comments Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:43:56 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217922 "Folk you!" -The Coens.

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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.

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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. treatment. (24 Frames)

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