august 2019

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fri02aug7:30 pm9:15 pmMarianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (2019)7:30 pm - 9:15 pm Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602


Event Details

Director Nick Broomfield is known for his innovative and influential work in documentary film, particularly in docs about the world of music. He’s also known for sometimes becoming a character of sorts in his own films. So it’s a little surprising that in his newest project, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, he largely stays out of the frame, since this might be his most personal film yet — he was a personal friend of Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen’s Norwegian muse in the ‘60s.

Marianne and Leonard’s was a bittersweet but powerful love story, the doomed-but-beautiful sort that seems made for the movies. She inspired a number of his biggest songs, but the tragic and tumultuous nature of their relationship would pull them apart even as it linked them forever. Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love follows the pair from their early days on the Greek island of Hydra as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers, and musicians, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician. Along the way we learn of the heartache that surrounded them, the highs and lows of Leonard’s career, and the inspirational power that Marianne possessed.


(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm


Tampa Theatre

711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602