Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

Cohen, Leonard

SKU: 031398261889

UPC 031398261889
Release Date 2017-02-07
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 103
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Leonard Cohen manages to garner fans from the unlikeliest of places despite his distinctly un-rock-&-roll appearance and a set of songs that veer closer to poetry than to their uneasy bedfellows in the pantheon of popular music. But viewers looking for an in-depth analysis of the man behind some of the most deeply introspective music ever recorded should look elsewhere: LEONARD COHEN: I'M YOUR MAN contains precious little insight from Cohen himself. Instead, director Lian Lunson has pieced together a warm tribute to the Canadian singer, drawing on the words of his many celebrity fans while also sharing generous amounts of footage from a Cohen tribute concert staged in 2005. The concert was filmed in Australia, with the bulk of the celebrity testimonials coming from performers at the show. The eclectic array of artists taking part include Nick Cave, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and folk legend Linda Thompson, all of whom perform unique interpretations of Cohen-penned classics such as I'm Your Man (Cave) and Chelsea Hotel #2 (Rufus Wainwright). Lunson intersperses the concert footage with interviews from the stars, the most vocal and effusive praise coming from the Edge and Bono from U2, who are seen backing Cohen on a rendition of Tower of Song as the movie closes. Cohen himself is also given some screen time in which he muses on a number of interesting topics, but Lunson's piece is mostly designed as a straight tribute to a man who has never sat easily in the contemporary music world, much to the delight of his fans.3 stars out of 5 -- [A] marvelous blend of documentary and concert film....The film cuts in interviews with Cohen interpreting his songs and telling of adventures that took him from New York clubs to a Zen monastery...The concert is mixed with interviews with the 71-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter, and he's a charmingly self-deprecating raconteur.Theatrical Release: June 21, 2006[T]he many highlights include a fabulous version of 'Chelsea Hotel No. 2 sung by Rufus Wainwright... -- Grade: B4 stars out of 5 -- It's a warm, touching portrait of a genius -- and long overdue.[With] some interesting glimpses into Cohen's world...[The performances] are quite special...
Cast Jarvis Cocker (Featured)
Hal Willner (Featured)
Anne McGarrigle (Featured)
Julie Christensen (Featured)
Beth Orton (Featured)
Lian Lunson (Producer)
Perla Batalla (Featured)
Mike Cahill (Editor)
Teddy Thompson (Featured)
Rufus Wainwright (Featured)
Lian Lunson (Director)
Nick Cave (Featured)
Mel Gibson (Producer)
Leonard Cohen (Star)
Lian Lunson (Director of Photography)
John Pirozzi (Director of Photography)
Geoffrey Hall (Director of Photography)
Handsome Family (Featured)
Antony (Featured)
Kate McGarrigle (Featured)
U2 (Featured)
Martha Wainwright (Featured)
Brit Marling (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary with director Lian Lunson A conversation with Leonard Cohen Additional performances of Leonard Cohen songs not seen in the movie Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.14000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Music Video - Documentary,Biography,Popular Music
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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