LEONARD COHEN: LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970
2009, MLF, 65 min, Dir: Murray Lemer

In a legendary performance 40 years ago, the then 35-year-old Cohen held a crowd of 600,000 spellbound for an hour-long show that started at 4 a.m. The best film document of Cohen’s early period, including major hits such as "Suzanne," "So Long Marianne," "The Stranger Song," "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," "Diamonds In The Mine" and "Famous Blue Raincoat" - with Cohen backed by his group The Army - led by producer Bob Johnston.


MESSAGE TO LOVE
1970, MLF, 128 min, Dir: Murray Lerner

The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was the largest rock event of the era, with more than 600,000 attendees, featuring the last major performances by Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. Oscar winning director Murray Lerner (FROM MAO TO MOZART: ISAAC STERN IN CHINA) beautifully captured the performances by the cream of the rock royalty crop - and also discreetly documented the greed of promoters and festival attendees that helped kill off the 1960s hippie dream. Includes The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Jethro Tull, ELP, Free, Ten Years After, The Moody Blues, John Sebastian, Donovan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Plus previously unseen outtakes!


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