/Tony Palmer – Cinema and Music

Tony Palmer – Cinema and Music

Musical events are an important part of the Etiuda&Anima festival. During this year’s edition, we invite you to the screenings of musical documents by Tony Palmer, a British filmmaker, who will personally present his films dedicated to the icons of contemporary music, such as Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, to the Cracovian audience.

Bird on a Wire

Photo from the film “Bird on a Wire”


Tony Palmer’s vast filmography of over one hundred films ranges from early works with The Beatles, Cream, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa (200 Motels), to the famous portraits with and about Walton, Britten, Stravinsky, Maria Callas, André Previn, John Osborne, Leonard Cohen (Bird on a Wire), Margot Fonteyn, Renée Fleming and Menuhin, as well as feature films such as Testimony, starring Ben Kingsley as Shostakovich.


We will screen three of Tony Palmer’s films at the festival:


„Bird on a Wire”

Considered lost for a long time, the film was restored from 296 film canisters found after many years in one of Hollywood’s warehouses. It presents Leonard Cohen, the legendary poet and singer on tour in 1972 promoting his great album ”Songs of Love and Hate”. On November 7, a year has passed since the death of the artist. “Bird on a Wire” will be thus an occasion to commemorate this outstanding musician.

dir. Tony Palmer, cin. Les Young, mus. Leonard Cohen, UK 1972/2010, documentary, 95 min.


„The Beatles and War World II

Tony Plamer’s latest, pacifistic music film is an unusually daring project. Collect a group of all the most famous artist from the 1970s, such as Elton John, Tina Turner, The Four Seasons, Bee Gees, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart and make them sing the covers of the Beatles most famous songs.

dir. Tony Palmer, USA 2016, documentary, 92 min.


„All My Loving”

Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, The Who and other one-of-a-kind artists in a documentary film by Tony Plamer. Fragments of concerts, interviews, behind-the-scenes photos and materials from concert tours.

dir. Tony Palmer, UK 1968, documentary, 55 min.


Bird on a Wire

22nd November (Wednesday), 07.00 pm.
Malopolska Garden of Arts – Large Screening Room
Special Guest – Tony Palmer


The Beatles and War World II

22nd November (Wednesday), 09.00 pm.
Malopolska Garden of Arts – Large Screening Room


All My Loving

23rd November (Thursday), 08.30 pm.
Malopolska Garden of Arts – Large Screening Room
Special Guest – Tony Palmer
The screening followed by a discussion between Piotr Metz and Tony Palmer