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"Leonard Cohen - Bird On A Wire"

  • Trylon microcinema 3258 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Sound Unseen Presents "Leonard Cohen: Bird On A Wire", the long lost documentary of Leonard Cohen's 1972 European tour.

Date: Wed. March 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Trylon microcinema
Cost: $10

"Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire" follows the legendary musician/songwriter/poet (1934-2016) during his 1972 European concert tour, performing many of his classics (“Suzanne,” “Sisters of Mercy,” “Chelsea Hotel,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “So Long, Marianne”). This long-lost movie, never released theatrically, captures vintage Cohen — singing backstage with his band, gamely enduring press interviews, balking at encores (only to be gently coaxed back on stage by producer/bandmate Bob Johnston), and assessing life on the road with self-deprecating humor (“Iike some parrot chained to his stand night after night”).

Director Tony Palmer, UK, 1972/2010, 106 min.

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