Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Date: Saturday 15th October
Time: 5.00 pm
Directors: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller
Cast: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Brandi Carlile,
Bob Dylan, Eric Church a. o.
Production Year: 2022, USA, 115 min.
English with German subtitles
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 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.