VIEWING REGION: On-site only; Docs on the Dock, SEPT 19, 2022

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.

Lunenburg Doc Fest’s ‘Docs on the Dock’ series is supported by Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage; DevelopNS; Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts; Star Power Atlantic; and the Town of Bridgewater’s Fresh Air Films.


2021 | USA | 118 mins