VenueWalter Reade Theater
Q&A at the 6pm screening on July 1 with Larry “Ratso” Sloman and John Lissauer
The decades-long, shape-shifting trajectory of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s internationally renowned hymn “Hallelujah” remains a story unlike anything in pop music. What began as verses written in a hotel room eventually transformed into an international anthem of melancholy; the soundtrack to tragedies, celebrations, and memorials; a musical projective covered by countless artists from different generations and musical genres. With unprecedented access to never-before-seen archival materials including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews, Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s documentary expertly weaves together Cohen’s life through the prism of his song’s dramatic journey: from record label reject to chart-topping hit, and the moving testimonies from artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. A Sony Pictures Classics release.
Please note: Open caption screenings of the film will play on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6pm, and Saturday at 12:30pm. Audio descriptions also available.
Closed captions and audio descriptions are available with our capti-view devices for every screening.
Enjoy 10% off beer and wine at Indie Food and Wine when presenting your ticket (digital or printed) for FLC programming. Offer must be redeemed the same day of screening. All refreshments and food from Indie can now be enjoyed during EBM screenings!