We have two fantastic events this weekend at the Library. Do swing by!
September 21 at 7.30 PM: From Director Patrick Shen and Cinematographer Brandon Vedder a special screening of LA SOURCE : Where Water Runs – Life Flows. Event is by donation. Just show up!
Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), in what The Washington Post calls an “artfully shot documentary,” La Source tells the uplifting story of Josue Lajuenesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village’s survival; clean water. View the trailer here: http://lasourcemovie.com.
“Some documentaries just make you feel good about the world and the people in it, ‘La Source’ is definitely one of those.” -Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times
“This is a really beautiful movie that I could totally see getting into the conversation around Oscar time.” -Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net
Saturday, September 22 @ 7 PM – Book signing, musical performances, readings, and the screening of rare film and photographs; all to celebrate the publication of I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons.
Three years in the writing, 600 pages, written with Cohen’s support by veteran music journalist Simmons (Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes, (2000) etc.), this is the definitive book on this awesome artist. Sylvie will be at the Library, reading, signing books and singing accompanied by uke (Sylvie), guitar (Annie Girl of Annie Girl & The Flight) and viola player (and SF weekly coverboy last week) Charith Premawardhana.
Composer and musician Greg Ashley will perform part of the Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector album Death of a Ladies Man and, sometime after dark, Sylvie will show some rare photos and films from the deepest recesses of her research archive…on the big screen (!)
The event is by donation. Bring something to eat and drink if you like.