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An Evening with Leonard Cohen (on page and screen)
Apr 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Leonard Cohen is one of the most iconic musical artists of the 20th or 21st centuries, and continues to mesmerize audiences and fascinate authors and critics. NYU assistant professor and Tablet Magazine senior writer Liel Liebowitz addresses Cohen’s legacy with A Broken Hallelujah, a Flavorwire Most Anticipated Book of 2014. Not quite a biography, though it covers Cohen’s major life events, the book is rather a nonfiction “Portrait of the Artist”, a meditation on how Cohen’s unique and timeless voice was formed, and how it continues to affect us ever more deeply as the years pass. Leibovitz will discuss his book and Cohen’s legacy with friend and fellow author Sam Freedman, author of the “On Religion” column in the New York Times and author of several award-winning books of nonfiction. The discussion will be preceded by a screening of Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen, a 40-minute documentary portrait produced by the CBC in 1965 when Cohen was in his 20s. Join us for an evening examining and celebrating Cohen’s work.