LEONARD COHEN - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 at Cinema Arts Centre, January 11
CReatiVitY AN ETERNAL MYSTERY
Sponsored by Stuart & Ginger Polisner
LEONARD COHEN - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Prolific rock documentarian Murray Lerner in person!
Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 pm
$10 Members | $15 Public –Includes Reception
Forty-six summers ago on a windswept island just off England’s southern coastline, a young Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist named Leonard Cohen delivered the performance of a lifetime.
On August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2am from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the third annual Isle of Wight music festival. The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery and frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena, trampling the fences, setting fire to structure and equipment – and stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix’s career, less than three weeks before his death. As Cohen followed Hendrix’s set, onlookers (and fellow festival headliners) Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood sidestage in awe as the Canadian folksinger quietly tamed the crowd. (USA & UK, 2009, 64 min., English, NR, Digital | Dir. Murray Lerner)