Tonight, I had the most affecting experience I’ve had in a movie theater in a long time. I went to see LEONARD COHEN I’M YOUR MAN during its one-week run at the Little Theatre in Rochester.
Part concert film, part documentary, LEONARD COHEN I’M YOUR MAN features a tribute concert from Sydney, Australia interspersed with interviews with Cohen and others. The concert is awe-inspiring, and the lineup tells you why: Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Kate and Anna MacGarrigle, Nick Kave, Antony, Beth Orton, Teddy Thompson, Linda Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, U2 and many more. Cohen’s words and music are so sharp and beautiful that I found myself laughing by the end as a reaction to the emotion that just built and built throughout the film.
If this film is playing anywhere near you, go see it. You’ll find a list of cities at the film’s Web site.