Greenwich Entertainment released the official trailer for the documentary “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind” – an exploration into the career, music and influence of the Canadian musical icon. The documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from choirboy in rural Canada to troubled troubadour to international star with hits including “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, “Carefree Highway”, and “Rainy Day People”. The film is expected to be released later this summer.
With unprecedented access to the artist, directors Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni chart Gordon Lightfoot’s profound evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour, international star and beloved Canadian icon with 5 Grammy Nominations and over 10 million albums sold. The film is an intimate and emotional examination of Lightfoot’s relationship to his music while intertwining his indelible legacy and unpacking key songs within the cultural history of folk and rock music along the way.
The documentary takes audiences from high school auditoriums in straight-laced, small town Ontario in the ‘50s to the coffee houses of Toronto’s Yorkville and NYC’s Greenwich Village in the ‘60s, through Gordon’s turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the ‘70s, and finally to the artist – older, wiser – in present day. The documentary features interviews with multiple generations of Lightfoot fans, in and outside the music industry – from Steve Earle and Sarah McLachlan, to Alec Baldwin and Geddy Lee – as well as behind the scenes stories from members of his longtime band.