“You go searching and see a world that can not be made sense of — you both elevate your fist, otherwise you say ‘hallelujah,’” Leonard Cohen observes in a brand new trailer for “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Track.” From administrators Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, the documentary pays tribute to the late singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist and his seminal, oft-covered anthem, “Hallelujah.” It weaves collectively “three artistic strands: [Cohen] and his instances; the music’s dramatic journey from file label reject to chart-topping hit; and transferring testimonies from main recording artists for whom ‘Hallelujah’ has change into a private touchstone,” per the movie’s synopsis.
The spot pays specific consideration to Cohen’s spirituality. He’s described as a “seeker.” “Unlocking the mysteries of life was his main preoccupation,” we’re informed.
Cohen, whose different greatest recognized songs embrace “Suzanne,” “So Lengthy, Marianne,” and “Well-known Blue Raincoat,” died in 2016.
Goldfine and Geller’s credit embrace “The Galapagos Affair: Devil Got here to Eden,” “Ballets Russes,” and “Youngsters of Survival.”
“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Track” is making its New York premiere at Tribeca Movie Competition June 12. The doc, which options never-before-seen archival materials together with Cohen’s private notebooks, journals, and images, and efficiency footage, uncommon audio recordings, and interviews, hits theaters in NY and LA July 1.
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