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Forty summers ago on a windswept island just off England's southern coastline, a young Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist named Leonard Cohen delivered the performance of a lifetime. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Leonard Cohen ... Himself (archive footage)

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself (also archive footage)

Judy Collins ... Herself
Bob Johnston ... Himself - Producer & Manager (also archive footage)

Joan Baez ... Herself (also archive footage)
Ron Cornelius ... Himself - The Army (archive footage)
Charlie Daniels ... Himself - The Army (archive footage)
Corlynn Hanney ... Herself - The Army (archive footage)
Susan Musmanno ... Herself - The Army (archive footage)
Donna Washburn ... Herself - The Army (archive footage)
Elkin 'Bubba' Fowler ... Himself - The Army (archive footage)

Directed by
Murray Lerner 
Produced by
Steve Berkowitz .... executive producer
Elisa Da Prato .... associate producer
Murray Lerner .... producer
Film Editing by
George Panos 
Einar Westerlund 
Sound Department
Kieran Connelly .... audio post producer
Doug Dunderdale .... production sound: Joan Baez interview
Joe Durniak .... assistant engineer
Mike Fisher .... re-recording engineer
Mark Kaplan .... production sound: Bob Johnston and Judy Collins interviews
Alex Marquez .... production sound: Kris Kristofferson interview
John Zecca .... production sound: Bob Johnston and Judy Collins interviews (as John Lecca)
Camera and Electrical Department
Trevor Boyle .... assistant camera: Kris Kristofferson interview
Shaka Brookes .... gaffer: Bob Johnston and Judy Collins interviews
Andy Carchrae .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970
Robert Elfstrom .... director of photography: Joan Baez interview (as Bob Elfstrom)
Jack Hazan .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970
Ethan Johnson .... assistant camera: Bob Johnston, Judy Collins and Joan Baez interviews
Nicholas D. Knowland .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970 (as Nic Knowland)
Norman Langley .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970
Murray Lerner .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970
Richard Stanley .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970
Charles Stewart .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970
Bradley Stonesifer .... director of photography: Kris Kristofferson interview
William Turnley .... director of photography: Bob Johnston and Judy Collins interviews
Mike Whittaker .... camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970
Andrew Williamson .... gaffer: Kris Kristofferson interview
Editorial Department
Jeremiah Hawkins .... account executive: Postworks Soho
Mike Nuget .... on-line editor
Ira Schweitzer .... colorist
Tracey Soast .... post-production producer
Music Department
Steve Berkowitz .... music producer
Leonard Cohen .... musician: acoustic guitar
Ron Cornelius .... musician: guitar
Charlie Daniels .... musician: electric bass and fiddle
Elkin 'Bubba' Fowler .... musician: bass and banjo
Corlynn Hanney .... vocals
Bob Johnston .... musician: organ, piano, guitar and harmonica
Teo Macero .... supervisor: original music recordings, Isle of Wight 1970
Susan Musmanno .... vocals
Kevin Porter .... assistant engineer
Chris Shaw .... mixing engineer
Donna Washburn .... vocals
Mark Wilder .... music mastering engineer
Other crew
Larisa Apan .... production secretary
Andrew Cybulska .... production secretary
Jeff Schulberg .... legal counsel
Peter Shukat .... legal counsel
Richard Alcock .... special thanks
Adam Block .... special thanks
Robert Kory .... special thanks
Edward Sanders .... special thanks (as Ed Sanders)

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64 min
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful time machine for Cohen's fans, 7 March 2010
Author: Don Miller (donjmiller) from Portland, Oregon, USA

Basically footage from a 1970 concert, bookended and interleaved with some context and, thankfully, presented without much evident editing. Some audience scenes are inserted, and some modern interviews, to help set the context. The quality is surprisingly excellent, with very few artifacts of age; the picture and the sound are very clear.

Leonard Cohen has been an important force in music since the 1960s. For those of us who admire him and his work, this is a terrific look at a seemingly fearless performer as he was 40 years ago. His performance is perhaps less polished than now, but the powerful intimacy and kaleidoscopic imagery of his poetry are as affecting as ever. I'm grateful to the makers of this film for bringing this to us.

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