Hallelujah weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song's journey from record label reject to anthem; and the testimonies of the artists for who Hallelujah has become a touchstone. Approved for production by the artist himself before his death and granted access to his personal archive by the Cohen Trust, the film presents a wealth of never-before-seen material including notebooks, journals, photographs, and audio recordings.
Featuring Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and many others.
"In a class by itself.. a majestic, almost symphonic documentary"
–Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal