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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.

 

Critical Notes

"With a softened lens, British documentarian Nick Broomfield adoringly examines a fascinating relationship in a fascinating time that saw Cohen transition from a poet to a world-class songwriter." - Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

 

Film Information

Director: Nick Broomfield
Featuring::  Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Ron Cornelius 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 102 minute 
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Elevation Pictures
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

 

Screenings

DateCircuit CentreLocation
March 26, 2020Bailey Theatre
Camrose, AB
April 09, 2020Goderich Livery Film
Goderich, ON

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.