Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen

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Ladies and Gentlemen...
Mr. Leonard Cohen
Directed byDon Owen
Donald Brittain
Produced byJohn Kemeny
Written byDonald Brittain
CinematographyPaul Leach
Laval Fortier
Roger Racine
Edited byBarrie Howells
Release date
Running time
44 minutes

Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen is a 1965 documentary about Leonard Cohen, co-directed by Don Owen and Donald Brittain, and written by Brittain. Produced by John Kemeny for the National Film Board of Canada, the film received the Canadian Film Award in the TV-Information category.[1]

The documentary captures Cohen's career as a noted poet and novelist before he launched his career as a singer-songwriter in 1967. The original idea for the film had involved documenting a tour of Canadian poets, including Irving Layton and Earle Birney; however, that idea was abandoned when the filmmakers decided the other poets would not serve as charismatic film subjects.[2]


  1. ^ "Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen". Film Collection. National Film Board of Canada Web site. 1965. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. ^ Gravestock, Steve (Oct 6, 2005). Don Owen: Notes on a Filmmaker and His Culture. Cinematheque Ontario. pp. 43–48. ISBN 0-9689132-4-5.

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