Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2019) hits virtual theaters today

Portrait of the legendary singer songwriter who influenced generations of performers. It is a loving portrait with tons of great stories.

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.

GORDON LIGHTFOOT IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND hits virtual theaters beginning today. Check your local cinemas like the FIlm Forum to see if it playing in support of your local movie palace.

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