Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

A FILM BY Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine


Synopsis

HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is 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.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, July 15, 2022
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 105
Year: 2022

CREDITS

CAST
Leonard Cohen
DIRECTED BY
Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

TRAILER


PHOTOS

CAPTION AND CREDIT: John Lissauer on keyboard and Leonard Cohen singing. 1974 concert performance during tour supporting New Skin for the Old Ceremony, the first al-bum Lissauer produced for Leonard Cohen. Photo by Erin Dickins
Leonard Cohen with cat CAPTION AND CREDIT: Graeme Mitchell - Redux. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Rufus Wainwright CAPTION AND CREDIT: Portrait of singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright whose cover of HALLELUJAH was featured on the SHREK soundtrack. Photo by Ken Schles
Larry “Ratso” Sloman in HALLELUJAH – LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG CAPTION AND CREDIT: Dan Geller. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Leonard Cohen with his Guitar ready to go out on Tour. Circa late-2000s. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of the Cohen Estate
Leonard Cohen Seated Circa 1980s CAPTION AND CREDIT: Leonard Cohen portrait, circa early 1980s. Photographer un-known. Courtesy Cohen Estate
Glen Hansard in HALLELUJAH – LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG CAPTION AND CREDIT: Dan Geller. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Hal Willner in HALLELUJAH – LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG CAPTION AND CREDIT: Dan Geller. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Brandi Carlile in HALLELUJAH – LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG CAPTION AND CREDIT: Dan Geller. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Dominique Issermann in HALLELUJAH – LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG CAPTION AND CREDIT: Dan Geller. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Leonard Cohen Seated Circa Late 1990s CAPTION AND CREDIT: Leonard Cohen portrait, circa late-1990s. Photographer un-known. Courtesy Cohen Estate
Joan Wasser Jeff Buckley 1994 Merri Cyr CAPTION AND CREDIT: Singer/Songwriter Jeff Buckley with singer/songwriter Joan Wasser, backstage, 1994. Photo by Merri Cyr