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Summer Night Cinema: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’


KCRW, the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive invite you to a Summer Night Cinema, a fun filled evening including after hours access to the Hammer Museum galleries and an advance screening. Come out for a special advance screening of  “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song” from Sony Pictures Classics. This event also includes a post-film Q&A with KCRW’s Chris Douridas and Directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine.

The Hammer Museum galleries will be open until 7:30 P.M. Lulu, the Hammer Museum’s courtyard restaurant, will also be open for pre-screening drinks and bar bites.

Ticketing: Admission is free. Seats will be assigned at the box office on a first come, first served basis. KCRW members receive priority seating. The box office will open at 6:30pm the night of the event.

Member Benefit: KCRW & Hammer members receive priority ticketing until 15 minutes before the program.

Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash or credit card.

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Film Synopsis: “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.