"Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen"
(Feb. 17 & 18) — This informal black-and-white portrait of Leonard Cohen shows him at age 30 on a visit to his hometown of Montreal, where the poet, novelist, and songwriter comes “to renew his neurotic affiliations.” He reads his poetry to an enthusiastic crowd, strolls the streets of the city, relaxes in this three-dollar-a-night hotel room and even takes a bath.
"Angel" (1966, Dir. Derek May, 6 min, 16mm, b&w)
In this short film, a young man, a girl and a dog attempt to fly with wings more symbolic than practical. Music by Cohen, performed by The Stormy Clovers.
"Poen" (1967, Dir. Josef Reeve, 4 min, 16mm, b&w)
This short film features four readings of a prose poem from Leonard Cohen’s novel BEAUTIFUL LOSERS. Read by Cohen himself, the poem produces a distinct emotional effect every time it is read, following the poet’s rendition and accompanying visuals.
Total running time: ca. 60 min.
This screening is part of Darker: Celebrating Leonard Cohen.
February 17 at 7:00 PM
February 18 at 9:00 PM