Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
Run Time: 118 min.
Opens: August 19, 2022
Starring: Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Clive Davis, Bob Dylan, John Lissauer
Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
Screenplay: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter 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.
“An engrossing portrait of an artist through the lens of his most famous and enduring work.”– Adam Graham, Detroit News