Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

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118 minutes – Documentary, Music, Biography
Language: English
Festival release date: September 1, 2021 – Venice Film Festival
Release date: July 15, 2022
Production companies: Geller/Goldfine Productions
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

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 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.

Above photo: Leonard Cohen with his Guitar ready to go out on Tour. Circa late-2000s. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of the Cohen Estate.
Also see: Northernstars™ interviews directors Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller

Hallelujah:Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Dayna Goldfine, p.g.a.
Dan Geller, p.g.a

Executive Producer:

Jonathan Dana
Morgan Neville
Robert Kory
Michael Drews
Robin Sagon

Consulting Producer:

Alan Light
Celeste Schaefer Snyder

Director:

Dan Geller
Dayna Goldfine

Cinematographer:

Dan Geller
Brian Harnick (Additional Cinematography)
Kuba Cachro (Additional Cinematography)

Editor:

Dayna Goldfine
Bill Weber
Dan Geller

Composer:

John Lissauer

Cast: Roles:

In order of appearance:
Leonard Cohen
Larry “Ratso” Sloman
Adrienne Clarkson
Judy Collins
Clive Davis
John Lissauer
Nancy Bacal
Rabbi Mordecai Finley
Sharon Robinson
Glen Hansard Bob Dylan
John Cale
Brandi Carlile
Myles Kennedy
Susan Feldman
Janine Nichols Hal Willner
Shane Doyle
Steve Berkowitz
Joan Wasser
Vicky Jenson
Rufus Wainwright
Bathabile Mthombeni
Eric Church
Amanda Palmer
Regina Spektor