Filmmaker Captures the Many Sides of Leonard Cohen!
"Documentarian Murray Lerner -- who had been nominated for an Oscar for his documentary on the Newport Folk Festival in the 1967 film, FESTIVAL, -- was there to capture the entire event and has recently extracted Cohen's performance in a DVD/CD combo entitled, Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970.
'I wanted to show that relationship to the crowd,' Lerner tells Spinner, 'and how that seemingly obscure poetry was so well received. He was surprisingly successful. He was at such a tense moment.' -- M.L.