Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Aug 8 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Aug 9 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Aug 10 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Aug 11 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:115 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Daniel Geller
Dayna Goldfine


“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.

“There is a religious Hallelujah, but there are many other ones. When one looks at the world, there's only one thing to say, and it's Hallelujah. That's the way it is.” —  Leonard Cohen

In addition to Leonard Cohen himself, “Hallelujah” features an all-star cast including Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Brandi Carlile, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Eric Church, Sharon Robinson and Rufus Wainwright, among others.

“In a class by itself — a majestic, almost symphonic documentary.” — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal