Best of the Fests / Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

February 19 at 7:30 pm @ Art Spring

DIRECTOR

Martha Kehoe & Joan Tosoni

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

91 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

With 16 Junos and over 10 million albums sold – and having been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame – Gordon Lightfoot is widely considered Canada’s greatest singer-songwriter.

Following Lightfoot’s evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour, this definitive biography features disarmingly honest musings from Lightfoot himself, and laudatory interviews with such Canadian music legends as Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Murray McLauchlan, Randy Bachman, Anne Murray, Geddy Lee and Sarah McLachlan.

With rare archival footage and unprecedented access to the beloved musical icon described by Robbie Robertson as “a national treasure,” this intimate and illuminating retrospective takes audiences from small-town 1950s Ontario to Yorkville and Greenwich Village coffeehouses in the ‘60s, through Lightfoot’s turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the ‘70s, and finally to the artist as elder statesman, contemplating his own mortality at 80 years of age.

Co-presented by Gulf Islands Public Radio Society.

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