Wednesday, April 24, 2019
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (2019) Hot Docs 2019
Beginning with a discussion of Lightfoot's song That's What You Get For Loving Me, which he hates, the film snaps back to the beginning of his story as he, and his friends and admirers tell the story of his life. Filled with great music and great stories the film tells us everything we've ever wanted to know about his songs.
I have no idea what to say but this is a wonderful film. This is a an absolutely lovely and loving portrait of a great writer and performer. While never ground breaking the film is more engaging than than many flashier documentaries simply because it's about a man who can hold a stage all alone on a stage with a single guitar. If you've ever loved any of his songs you will love this film.
Just see it, just be ready to be listening to Lightfoot's music for days afterward.