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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Documentary, Music | 2021 | PG-13. 1hr 55min
Closed Captioning | Open Captions on Wed | Audio Description CAST: Leonard Cohen, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, Rufus Wainwright, Clive Davis DIRECTOR: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine NOW PLAYING | MASKS OPTIONAL

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.


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'A rousing portrait of the power of expression, something that Leonard Cohen perfected more than most songwriters that ever lived."
Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
"There's totally an audience for a music doc this rich (though it could use a catchier title), one about how a quiet artist, without planning to, created a song heard round the world."
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"Hallelujah is one for the fans, thorough and informative, like a set of cinematic liner notes, largely content to marvel at the majesty of its subject and the vibrant afterlife of his work."
Xan Brooks, Guardian
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