Given the current political climate and the recent passing of the great Leonard Cohen, Mississippi Records and the Hollywood Theatre are teaming up to present a showing of the beautiful concert film LEONARD COHEN: LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970. On August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the third annual Isle Of Wight music festival. He turned in one of his most mythic performances, and thankfully Academy Award-winning documentarian Murray Lerner was there to capture it.
The film will be followed by a brief presentation from Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records about the effectiveness of the arts in fighting fascism, featuring inspiring vignettes about times when art was a meaningful and effective tool for social change and offering strategies for dealing with things in our current world order. (Don't worry - it won't be too preachy.)
A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
Passes accepted: Guest Pass, Member Guest Pass