Movies with Leonard or his songs to be screened in New York City

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crista
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Movies with Leonard or his songs to be screened in New York City

Postby crista » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:14 pm

Sorry for the short notice.

Anthology Film Archives at 32 Second Ave (@2nd St) in Manhattan is showing a Canadian film with Leonard and others that include his songs.

Please see below an excerpt from their website, where you also can find additional information: anthologyfilmarchives.org

Film Screenings / Programs / Series

DARKER: CELEBRATING LEONARD COHEN
February 17 – February 20
This November saw the passing of one of our greats – poet, novelist, monk, songwriter, and heart-melting baritone Leonard Cohen. To commemorate the death of our favorite ladies’ man, we present a series showcasing Cohen on the big screen: as subject, soundtrack, actor, and inspiration.

The filmmaker/anthropologist (and Cohen’s fellow tenant at the Chelsea Hotel) Harry Everett Smith was reported to have said to Cohen: “Leonard, I know a lot of people are congratulating you on the lyrics, but I want you to know, the tunes are really good.” Here we celebrate not only the well-known use of Cohen’s tunes in the likes of MCCABE AND MRS MILLER and BEWARE OF THE HOLY WHORE, but also the early film documents that show Cohen’s days as a poet and novelist in Canada before he took up song. Join us in celebrating the bard of darkness and saying, “So long, Leonard.”

This program is presented with invaluable support from the Quebec Government Office in New York.

Special thanks to Brian Belovarac (Janus Films), Jean-Pierre Dion (Quebec Government Office in New York), Jane Gutteridge & Johanne St-Amant (National Film Board of Canada), and Kristie Nakamura & Nicki Woods (WB).

Upcoming Screenings

Donald Brittain & Don Owen
LADIES & GENTLEMEN… MR. LEONARD COHEN
February 17 at 7:00 PM
February 18 at 9:00 PM

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE
February 17 at 8:45 PM
February 19 at 6:00 PM

Robert Altman
MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER
February 18 at 6:15 PM
February 19 at 8:30 PM
1979 Cologne Messehalle 8 - 2012 New York Madison Square Garden - 2013 New York Radio City Music Hall x2; Zurich Hallenstadion
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Re: Movies with Leonard or his songs to be screened in New York City

Postby Einat » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Hey, Never heard of the 'holy whore' ,sounds interesting, is this a poem? Thanks :-)
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Re: Movies with Leonard or his songs to be screened in New York City

Postby crista » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:00 am

Hi Einat,

'Beware of a whole whore' is a movie by Fassbinder from 1970. The English title is a literal translation of the German one.

Here's what is says about the movie on the Anthology Film Archives website:

"BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
In German with English subtitles, 1970, 104 min, 35mm
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This screening is part of: DARKER: CELEBRATING LEONARD COHEN

Film Notes
(WARNUNG VOR EINER HEILIGEN NUTTE)

In Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s brazen depiction of the alternating currents of lethargy and mayhem inherent in moviemaking, a film crew – played by, and not so loosely based on, his own frequent collaborators – deals with an aloof star (Eddie Constantine), an abusive director (Lou Castel), and a financially troubled production. Playing out predominantly within the lobby of the Spanish hotel where the film’s cast and crew are staying, the film features a nearly nonstop succession of songs issuing from the hotel’s jukebox, with memorable airtime for Cohen’s “Suzanne,” “So Long, Marianne,” “Master Song,” “Sisters of Mercy,” “Teachers,” and “Winter Lady.”"

I plan to go see it tonight.
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