Ethan Coen on East 2nd Street for “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Posted on: February 16th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Aside from the three-alarm fire early yesterday morning, the biggest news to come out of the East Village is filming for the new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. EV Grieve has all the goods on the neighborhood transformation, the jalopies, and faux cafes. Meanwhile Chris from the Great Frog sends along this photo of Ethan Coen in action yesterday afternoon on East Second Street between First and Second Avenue.

Inside Llewyn Davis is a fictionalized account of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s, and the rise of the genre.  Indeed, the drama will follow Van Ronk likeness Llewyn while struggling to make it during the height of the protest movement

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  • The Local East Village

    They were on Second Street, no? (A block over from the fire.)

  • John Hammer

    It was 2nd St not 3rd