MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE
Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 7.30pm
Broomfield skips the muckraking that characterised his previous music documentaries (Kurt & Courtney; Biggie and Tupac; Whitney: Can I Be Me) for this tender retelling of the long, complex relationship between poet/songsmith Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen, from idyllic beginnings on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960 to a tear-jerking finale 56 years later. With unseen footage of Cohen in concert and private moments, Marianne & Leonard is, like Cohen’s own work, sad, profound and shamelessly romantic.
2019 | Dir Nick Broomfield | 102min | USA
The feature will be followed by a recorded Q&A for those people interested in the making of the film.