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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love


August’s Reel Reads Selection: Stranger Music: Selected Songs and Poems by Leonard Cohen!

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s romantic and moving look at famed singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen and muse Marianne Ihlen.

“A fascinating mediation on the nature of genius and stardom.” – Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

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 a 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. From the director of Kurt & Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me and Biggie and Tupac. (Dir. by Nick Broomfield, 2019, USA, 102 mins., Rated R)

August’s Reel Reads Selection! Purchase a copy of  Stranger Music: Selected Songs and Poems by Leonard Cohen during the month of August and receive a special “Loft Reel Reads” discount off the cover price – 20% for Loft members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.

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