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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.

Promotional Partner: Toronto Jewish Film Society

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)


If the soulful music in Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song inspires you, make sure to check out our special Watch List screening of McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Robert Altman's revisionist Western starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. Hauntingly scored by three Leonard Cohen ballads, it's another soaring example of the iconic songwriter's pop cultural legacy.

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Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Daniel Geller
    • Dayna Goldfine
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