An exploration of the career, music and influence of the legendary Canadian musical icon. With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes audiences from Lightfoot’s high school auditorium in Orillia in the ’50s to the coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the ’60s, through his turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the ’70s, and finally to Gordon Lightfoot in present day.
Monday, February 24th | 7:00 p.m. at the Norwood Theatre
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.