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Long-lost Leonard Cohen doc heads to the US

Toronto-based digital distribution company Syndicado has inked a deal with British documentary director Tony Palmer that sees the company acquire digital distribution rights to seven of his documentary films for the US, including long-lost Leonard Cohen doc Bird on a Wire.

Bird on a Wire follows legendary Canadian musician Leonard Cohen (pictured) on his 1972 tour. The film only ever existed in bootleg form until 2010 when it was restored from the original footage.

Other titles include The World of Peter Sellers – which was banned by the BBC in 1971 –The World of Hugh Hefner, The World of Liberace and more.

“It is an incredible honor to be able to work with Mr. Palmer and bring his legendary films to North America on VOD,” said Greg Rubidge, president of Syndicado.

“And for avid Leonard Cohen fans such as myself, Bird on a Wire is a special treat. The long-lost documentary can finally get the audience it deserves.”