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