THE NEW YORKER DÉBUTS A LIMITED SERIES OF ANIMATED SHORTS INSPIRED BY INTERVIEWS ON “THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR”

(New York, N.Y.—November 7, 2019)—Premièring today on The New Yorker’s Web site is a limited series of short, animated films that will bring some of the most compelling “New Yorker Radio Hour” interviews to life in a new, visual way. The three-part series will feature radio interviews with Leonard Cohen, Janelle Monáe, and David Attenborough, directed and animated by Joe Donaldson.

The first film in the series, featuring David Remnick’s interview with Leonard Cohen, conducted shortly before the musician’s death, in November 2016, is now live on newyorker.com. “For two long days, Leonard and I talked—about music and poetry; about his early life in Montreal; about heartbreak, aging, illness, friendship, love. . . In this short film, you can hear some of Leonard’s reflections, in his own voice,” Remnick writes in an introduction. Please see this link for the animated short: https://bit.ly/33qAdGX

Subsequent videos in the series will feature the pop star Janelle Monáe, who discusses her music and the responsibilities she feels as a queer woman of color; and the celebrated naturalist David Attenborough on lessons from a life spent observing biodiversity.

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