HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Nov 2
Wednesda 2:45, 5:15pm

Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine - 2022 - 115m


Featuring Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and many others!

A definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

"Makes for a riveting watch. As for those who are less familiar with the song or its original writer, this might prove to be a genuine eye-opener." - Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle

"... A layered portrait of Cohen’s life (from poet to rock star to monk to comeback king) while always returning to the song that defined him." - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"An engrossing portrait of an artist through the lens of his most famous and enduring work." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

"By focusing on the song rather than the man, the filmmakers create an arc that keeps viewers engaged." - Bridgette M. Redman, Chicago Reader

"Fans of Leonard Cohen, and there are millions of them, will be enthralled by this portrait of “a kind of modern minstrel”." - David Stratton, The Australian

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