About HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

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. [118 mins; documentary; English]

"An engrossing portrait of an artist through the lens of his most famous and enduring work." — Adam Graham, Detroit News

"Hallelujah isn’t a definitive, life-spanning doc on Cohen’s life, nor does it claim to be, but the tale of 'Hallelujah' serves as a metaphor for Cohen’s life." — David Browne, Rolling Stone

"A rousing portrait of the power of expression, something that Leonard Cohen perfected more than most songwriters that ever lived." — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

Presented in partnership with the Ryder Film Series and WFHB Bloomington Community Radio.

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