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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Veteran documentary director Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me?) is back with the rich story of the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen, who helped form his voice as a poet. The two met in 1960 on the Greek island of Hydra in a bohemian community of artists, writers, and musicians. With wonderful footage from the time enriched by later interviews, the film immerses us in the hedonistic world that set the scene for their long relationship, relates the tragic ends that befell some of their friends, and takes us from Cohen’s days as a fledgling writer through his career as the famed folk singer-songwriter we all know.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

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