Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Showings

ByTowne Cinema Fri, Jul 22 4:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sat, Jul 23 6:45 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sun, Jul 24 6:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Mon, Jul 25 4:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Tue, Jul 26 9:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Wed, Jul 27 4:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Thu, Jul 28 6:45 PM
ByTowne Cinema Fri, Aug 5 6:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sat, Aug 6 4:15 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sun, Aug 7 5:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Mon, Aug 8 4:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Tue, Aug 9 9:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Wed, Aug 10 4:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Thu, Aug 11 6:45 PM
ByTowne Cinema Tue, Aug 23 4:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Wed, Aug 24 9:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Thu, Aug 25 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Rating:PG-13
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dayna Goldfine
Daniel Geller
Cast:Leonard Cohen
Larry Sloman
Adrienne Clarkson
Judy Collins
Clive Davis

Description

“People have been singing Hallelujah for thousands of years, to confirm our little journey here,” says the legendary singer and poet Leonard Cohen at the beginning of this portrait, which centres on his best-known and most-covered song, “Hallelujah.” The film is made up of previously unseen archival material from concerts, radio and TV interviews with Cohen himself, and conversations with people who played an important role in his life and the (re)creation of the song. The various chapters are devoted to the development of Cohen’s career and the origins of “Hallelujah.” Cohen worked on the song for seven years, eventually putting more than 150 verses on paper. Due to an uncooperative record label boss, the song quietly flopped when it was originally released. But covers by a long line of other artists—like the legendary version by Jeff Buckley and the rendition by Rufus Wainwright for the soundtrack of the animated movie Shrek—rightly revived the song in all its glory.