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Director: Nick Broomfield

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Final Screening)

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Final Screening)

MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield‘s (WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME, KURT & COURTNEY) 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 both Broomfield and the late, 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.

“An absorbing glimpse of a fascinating chapter of its subjects’ lives.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“A moving portrait of love, as much poetry as documentary.” (The Wrap)

“Nick Broomfield’s riveting documentary gives us a vivid snapshot of the early 1960s and a complicated, mysterious love story.” (The Guardian)

“This is an insider’s fascinating meditation on the nature of genius and stardom and the toll they take on the naively optimistic.” (Chicago Reader)

“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.” (Globe and Mail)

Sunday, August 25
Doors 2:00 pm | Movie 2:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE (Nick Broomfield, 2019 / 102 mins / PG) A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from their early days in Greece, a time of “free love” and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.