Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

In-person: directors Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine; KCRW DJ Chris Douridas.

Free admission. No registration needed; first come, first served.

UCLA Film & Television Archive presents free screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum.

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U.S., 2021

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 with Cohen, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Sharon Robinson, Regina Spektor, and Rufus Wainwright.

DCP, color, 115 minutes Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine. Screenwriters: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine. With: Leonard Cohen, Nancy Bacal, Steve Berkowitz.