The critically-acclaimed new documentary releases in select Australian cinemas following its debut at the 2021 Venice and Telluride Film Festivals and Tribeca 2022, is coming to Luna Leederville and Luna SX from August 11.
Join us for a special pre-screening event with Perth renowned songwriter, musician, and producer, GREG DEAR, who has been performing and recording songs since the early 80s. Greg is well known for his love of Leonard Cohen (his band Beautiful Losers is taken from the title of one of Cohen's novels) so were delighted to have Greg pay tribute to the maestro from 6.15pm at Luna Leederville Thursday, 11 August and Luna on SX on Friday, 12 August.
Enjoy a $10 blush-coloured Red Needle Cocktail (tequila, cranberry juice, and lemon juice poured over ice ) invented by the late, great singer-songwriter-musician, before the film starts at 7.00pm
"There is a religious Hallelujah, but there are many other ones. When one looks at the world, there's only one thing to say, and it's Hallelujah. That's the way it is." - Leonard Cohen
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.
Featuring Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and many others
Directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and more
“A rousing portrait of the power of expression.” RogerEbert.com