The movie, which has been making the rounds of film festivals throughout the year and started playing in major cities a couple of weeks ago, opens nationwide this Friday.
LEARN MORE about the real Dave Van Ronk
Check out the interview with Terri Thal I wrote for The Journal News. Thal, a Rockland County woman who was married to him during the period covered in the film, and don’t miss her first-person account for the Village Voice. And read Van Ronk’s memoir, “The Mayor of MacDougal Street.”
Yes, Llewyn Davis, as played wonderfully by actor and talented singer Oscar Isaac, affects a Van Ronk look of sorts with his facial hair. And yes, many people, me included, took to calling the flick in early days the “Dave Van Ronk movie.” (That probably was before it had gotten a formal title.) Continue reading