The co-directors of a new documentary about the origin story of Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song”: Dayna Goldfine & Dan Geller. The film 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. “Hallelujah” opens at NYC’s Film Forum and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal on Friday, July 1st.
The director of a new movie about mix tapes and time travel, Greg Björkman, is the guest. He’s joined by his editor, returning guest J. Patrick Don Vito (“The Green Book”). Together they collaborated on the new romantic dramedy “Press Play”. Laura and Harrison have the picture-perfect romance built on the foundation of a shared love of music. After a deadly accident, Laura gets the chance to save the love of her life when she discovers that their mixtape can transport her back in time. The movie is currently available on streaming platforms an on demand.