Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen: The Poet-Musician Featured in a 1965 Documentary

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.

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