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30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 9 - 26, 2022

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Sponsored By

Marsha Bronfman

Screening Information

June 13 - June 14

Film Details

Country France
Year 1996
Running Time 52 MIN
Language English
Director Armelle Brusq

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In this newly-restored documentary by French artist Armelle Brusq, we are offered a rare view into Leonard Cohen during the five years that he lived at Mount Baldy Zen Center. As the camera follows him through his daily routine as a Buddhist and disciple of the Zen teacher, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Cohen reminisces on his life and discusses his decision to live at the Zen Center. Cohen also allows us a glimpse of his archives and waxes eloquent over a meal at Canter’s deli in L.A. A glimpse of the artist as you’ve never seen him before, this documentary is a must for Cohen fans and features a soundtrack of some of his best songs.
TJFF presents the North American premiere of the new restoration.

Presentation Details

Featuring A Pre-recorded Q & A With Director Armelle Brusq in conversation with Michael Posner (author of Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories)
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