Local movie house, Northwest Film Forum, will be screening the stunning Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970 film this weekend.
Due to poor planning, the festival itself quickly turned ugly and many of the artists were heckled and booed off of the stage. With things well on their way to chaos, Cohen was awoken in the middle of the night to perform his set. Ever charismatic, he instantly calmed down the audience and performed a mesmerizing set of songs from his first two albums (Songs of Leonard Cohen and Songs from a Room). He also performed a few songs from his next album (Songs of Love and Hate) that wouldn’t be released for another year.
This Friday and Saturday, 03.12.2010 and 03.13.2010, you have the opportunity to see this concert documentary on the big screen. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. both evenings. As a massive fan of early Cohen material, I highly recommend it. Tickets are $6.00 for members and $9.00 for general public.