Clip: New Leonard Cohen film
Leonard Cohen Celebrated in New Film
Amy Phillips reports:
Mel Gibson is a bigger Leonard Cohen fan than you are. Yup, Mel Gibson
is such a big Leonard Cohen fan that he executive produced a movie
about him: Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, due in theaters June 21. What
have you done for Leonard Cohen lately, huh?
Part documentary and part concert film, I'm Your Man centers around a
January 2005 Australian tribute concert, "Came So Far for Beauty",
organized by producer Hal Willner and featuring performances by
Antony, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna
McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy
Thompson, the Handsome Family, Julie Christensen, and Perla Battala.
Cohen himself performs "Tower of Song" with U2.
The movie also includes behind-the-scenes action and interviews in
which "Cohen himself reveals his trademark wry humor and soulful
intensity, using his own artwork, poetry and personal collection of
photographs to reflect upon his colorful past and his creative
process," according to a press release.
I'm Your Man was directed by Lian Lunson, whose previous claims to
fame include a PBS documentary about Willie Nelson and work on the
companion CD to The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson's other movie
about a Jew with a fanatical cult following.
In related news, Cohen protégé / backup singer Anjani Thomas will
release her album Blue Alert on May 2 in Canada and May 23 in America.
Cohen both produced and is featured on the album.
* Leonard Cohen: http://www.leonardcohen.com
* Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man: http://www.leonardcohenimyourman.com/