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Leonard Cohen Film: HALLELUJAH

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Leonard Cohen Documentary: HALLELUJAH

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG
USA | 2021 | 118 min. | Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller | PG-13

The life of singer-songwriter and Jewish spiritual seeker Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.”

This feature-length documentary weaves together the beloved Canadian folk singer’s poetry (often fused with Jewish mysticism) and the song’s dramatic journey from record-label reject to chart-topping hit. Featuring moving clips and testimonies from major recording artists—including Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Brandy Carlisle, and more—for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone.

In Cohen’s 50-year career, none of his songs were as successful—or as pored-over—as “Hallelujah,” which has been covered more than 300 times and is played at weddings, funerals, church services, and every occasion in between. With its allusions to King David and Samson and Delilah, questioning of a higher purpose, and obscure but tantalizing lyrics, few works by a Jewish artist have been subject to so much scrutiny and interpretation. This film seeks to explore the song’s relationship not only to its creator, but also to Judaism in general.

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, photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

Concessions available at the show and on discount presale with ticket purchase in advance.

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$15 adults
$13 students/seniors 65+

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Date:
October 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stroum JCC
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Stroum Jewish Community Center
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Mercer Island, WA United States
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