Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Director Martha Kehoe, Joan Tosoni
Genre Documentary
Runtime 90
Country of Origin Canada
Language English
Supplier Insight Productions
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - Hot Docs 2019
Release Date In theatres on May 24, 2019


Produced, written and directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni, Insight Productions' feature documentary Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon, Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes audiences from high school auditoriums in straight-laced, small town Ontario in the 50s to the coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the 60s, through Lightfoot's turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the 70s, and finally to the artist in present day.

The documentary features interviews from many notable voices in the music industry including Lightfoot peers Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Randy Bachman, and Steve Earle; famous fans Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee from Rush, Alec Baldwin, Anne Murray and Sarah McLachlan; as well as behind the scenes stories from members of his longtime band. Following Lightfoot's evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon, Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an intimate and emotional examination of the artist's profound relationship to his music and his Canadian roots.


Cast & Credits

Director Martha Kehoe
Joan Tosoni

Press & Articles

“DOXA 2019: A Canadian icon speaks out in Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind” - Georgia Straight

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

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In Theatres Now

04-27-2019 Toronto, ON Hot Docs
05-03-2019 Edmonton, AB Northwestfest
05-04-2019 Vancouver, BC DOXA Film Festival
05-08-2019 Calgary, AB Calgary International Film Festival
05-24-2019 Toronto, ON Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
05-31-2019 Victoria, BC Vic Theatre
06-05-2019 St.Catharines PAC Film House
06-07-2019 London, ON Hyland Cinema
06-07-2019 Cobourg, ON Loft Cinema
06-07-2019 Ottawa, ON Bytowne Cinema
06-07-2019 Hamilton, ON Playhouse Cinema
06-07-2019 Waterloo, ON Princess Twin Cinema
06-07-2019 Sudbury, ON Sudbury Indie Cinema
06-14-2019 Calgary, AB Globe Cinema
06-21-2019 Saskatoon, SK Rainbow Roxy Theatre
06-21-2019 Regina, SK Rainbow Roxy Theatre
07-14-2019 Toronto, ON Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

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