Doc Nights


Directed by Nick Broomfield

USA, 2019, 1h 42min, DCP

Doc Nights

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Mon, Sep 2

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From their first romantic meeting on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, to the end of their lives, poet/songwriter Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen had a special, spiritual connection that guided both of them through those very eventful years. Using footage shot by D.A. Pennebaker, and his own new material, filmmaker Nick Broomfield tells a story of a love far bigger than just two people.


“Achieving the kind of balance to which Cohen always aspired,MARIANNE & LEONARD is heartbreaking and heartening in Zen-like equal measure.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

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

“As befits its subjects, MARIANNE & LEONARD as much poetry as documentary — it’s a gentle, rhapsodic film, an emotional change of pace for its director and a moving portrait of a love that still resonates.” – Steve Pond, The Wrap

Marianne and Leonard still

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