Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (IN-PERSON)


West Newton Cinema Wed, Jul 13 7:00 PM
Film List
Film List:Yes
Film Type
Film Type:In-Person
Film Info
Running Time:118 minutes
Premiere Status:New England Premiere


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 rejection 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, including Cohen’s notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and rare audio recordings and interviews.