Watch a trailer for the upcoming Leonard Cohen documentary

When Leonard Cohen met Marianne Ihlen, she became his muse, and eventually inspired the song “So Long, Marianne.”

A new doc on their relationship is coming July 5, directed by Nick Broomfield. If that name is familiar, he’s the guy behind Kurt & Courtney, the doc that alleged that Courtney had something to do with Kurt’s death. No such accusations in this film, though.

On a related note, some of the letters Cohen wrote to Marianne are going up for auction.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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