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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

1h 58m Films, Talks & Events, Documentary, Music 2022

In this documentary directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, the story of Canadian legend Leonard Cohen is told through his magnum opus “Hallelujah”

In this documentary directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, the story of Canadian legend Leonard Cohen is told through his magnum opus “Hallelujah” and its journey from record-label reject to a beloved international hit.

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Though it may be recognized today as one of pop music’s most internationally renowned hymns, Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” didn’t initially strike a chord with audiences or music executives. The song was first featured on the 1984 album Various Positions, which was rejected by Columbia Records and initially only saw a limited release in the US. Though it later launched a late-career renaissance for the Canadian poet and musician, influencing musicians around the world and inspiring covers by his admirers, the early failure “Hallelujah” represents, to the documentary’s directors, the creative frustration of a brilliant artist ahead of his time.

Approved by Cohen just days before his 80th birthday in 2014, this documentary directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine features a trove of never-before-seen archival materials from The Cohen Trust, including personal notebooks, photographs, performance footage, interviews, and audio recordings.

Director

Dan Geller

Director

Dayna Goldfine

Language

English

Country

United States