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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

7/27: 7pm: Q&A producer and author Alan Light moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin

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.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)


Q&A producer and author Alan Light moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Wednesday, Jul. 27 2022, 7:00
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Alan Light is one of America’s leading music journalists and is the cohost of the daily music talk show Debatable on SiriusXM. He was a senior writer at Rolling Stone, founding music editor and editor-in-chief of Vibe, and editor-in-chief of Spin. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Esquire, among other publications. Alan is the author of Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain; biographies of Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, and the Beastie Boys; and was the cowriter of New York Times bestselling memoirs by Gregg Allman and Peter Frampton.

Please join us after the film for a conversation between producer and author Alan Light with JBFC Board President Janet Maslin. Alan Light will sign copies of his book, The Holy or the Broken – Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah available for purchase courtesy of The Village Bookstore.

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