Look what the vintage video gods have delivered today. Filmed in 1965, the black and white documentary Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen introduces viewers to a young Leonard Cohen. Then only 30 years old (and looking a little like Dustin Hoffman), Cohen had already established himself as a poet and novelist. But his legendary career as a singer-songwriter was just barely getting underway. The 44 minute documentary all takes place in his hometown of Montreal, the city to which Cohen continually returns “to renew his neurotic affiliations” with family and old friends.
Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen appears in our collection of Free Movies Online, where you will also find Lian Lunson’s 2005 documentary, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, a fascinating retrospective of Cohen’s life and work that features tribute performances by famous artists, including Beth Orton, Nick Cave, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and U2.
If you would like to sign up for Open Culture’s free email newsletter, please find it here.
If you would like to support the mission of Open Culture, consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. You can contribute through PayPal, Patreon, Venmo (@openculture) and Crypto. Thanks!
I always thought he should have been a poet…maybe a good one. Shame on me for know Nico before I found him through The Future.
Great stuff…thanks for being you,
he is a poet
“I always thought he should have been a poet…maybe a good one.”