Leonard Cohen

LEONARD COHEN: LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970

With THE BLUES ACCORDIN’ TO LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS (31 min) by Les Blank

“The scruffy Canadian crooner-poet took the stage past 2am and freshly roused from a nap, he’s the portrait of mellow, inhabiting his signature middle ground between oracle and lothario. Heard through the prism of the sleepy mass, Cohen’s lyrical surrealism becomes unusually pronounced, while songs slip away like dreams: As one line begins to make sense, the next evaporates into madness. The Isle of Wight crowd watches transfixed, as if in collective reverie; four decades on, filmgoers just might too.” (Jay Ruttenberg, TimeOut)

2009 Dir. Murray Lerner. 1.33:1 Color Digital 64 min.

THE BLUES ACCORDIN’ TO LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS 1969 Les Blank 1.33:1 Color Digital 31 min.