Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 22, 2016 9:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:107 min
Country Listing:USA, Canada
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lian Lunson


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This rousing tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle was recorded at New York City's Town Hall, featuring her famously musical family—children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, older sisters Anna and Jane—and equally gifted friends including Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones. Other performers include Teddy Thompson, who nails Kate's previously unrecorded Saratoga Summer Song; Krystle Warren, a revelation on the Anna McGarrigle-penned I Don't Know; and Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons) in harmony with Rufus on Cried for Us. Australian filmmaker Lian Lunson (Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man) interweaves concert footage with family memories in this immensely enjoyable and moving homage.

Arrive early as DJ Moe Berg (lead singer for The Pursuit of Happiness) spins some mood-setting tunes.

8:30 PM: Doors Open
9:30 PM: Screening

Doc & Beer Combo: $18 (Members: $14, $12, $6), includes screening, a can of Mill Street and a large popcorn.

Critical praise:

  • The Hollywood Reporter - "Old-fashioned but engrossing rock-doc."
  • Time Out - "An exquisitely made, undeniably moving family album."
  • Village Voice - "Both celebration and elegy, a sing-along and a cry-along, a cathartic moan and a perfect bliss-out."

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