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This preview screening features a recorded Q&A with director Nick Broomfield, hosted by Jools Holland.Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love is the beautiful yet tragic love story of Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
It was on Hydra in 1968 that director Nick Broomfield, then aged 20, first met Marianne Ihlen. Marianne introduced him to Leonard Cohen’s music and also encouraged Broomfield to make his first film. She was an enormous influence on him.
Marianne and Leonard’s was a love story that would continue for the rest of their lives. Along the way we learn of the tragedy that befell those that could not survive the beauty of Hydra, the highs and lows of Leonard’s career, and the inspirational power that Marianne possessed.
Contains drug references, moderate sex references and infrequent strong language.
Mixing groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph, this revelatory documentary traces the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sport. James Wilks, elite special-forces trainer and mixed martial artist, travels the world in search of the truth about meat, protein and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, soldiers and visionary scientists, his journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but also the health of the global population. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest sportsmen on the planet, and it’s backed by them too: Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Chris Paul rank among its executive producers, alongside James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan. Eye-opening stuff.