Fresh Air Weekend: 'First Man' Director Damien Chazelle; Leonard Cohen's 'Flame' Chazelle's new film chronicles the personal losses leading up to Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon. Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, discusses a new collection of his late father's final works.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'First Man' Director Damien Chazelle; Leonard Cohen's 'Flame'

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'First Man' Director Damien Chazelle; Leonard Cohen's 'Flame'

Fresh Air Weekend: 'First Man' Director Damien Chazelle; Leonard Cohen's 'Flame'

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Chazelle's 'First Man' Chronicles Personal Losses Behind Armstrong's 'Giant Leap': Director Damien Chazelle says his new film, which examines the years leading up to Neil Armstrong's monumental first step on the moon, is a story of "dreams — and the cost of pursuing those dreams."

New Collection Shows Leonard Cohen Was 'Preoccupied With Brokenness': Musician and writer Leonard Cohen died in 2016, leaving behind many unpublished poems and lyrics. His son Adam Cohen discusses The Flame, a collection of some of Leonard's final works.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Chazelle's 'First Man' Chronicles Personal Losses Behind Armstrong's 'Giant Leap'

New Collection Shows Leonard Cohen Was 'Preoccupied With Brokenness'