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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

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Canada · 2019
1h 28m
Director Joan Tosoni, Martha Kehoe
Starring Gordon Lightfoot, Sylvia Tyson, Ian Tyson, Ronnie Hawkins
Genre Documentary, Music

At 80 years, Gordon Lightfoot continues to entertain and enlighten. Personal archive materials and studio sessions paint an intimate picture of an artist in his element, candidly revisiting his idealistic years up through stadium tours and the hedonistic '70s. With his instantly recognizable voice and masterful guitar playing, Gordon Lightfoot remains influential and timeless.

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Film Threat by

He’s not just one of Canada’s greatest songwriters, but one of the world’s. If You Could Read My Mind reminds us why.


The Playlist by Christian Gallichio

While not a complete portrait of Lightfoot, “If You Could Read My Mind” provides enough key insight into the musician to entertain those who are already fans and convert the others who perhaps haven’t heard of him.


The Hollywood Reporter by Frank Scheck

Although far from comprehensive, the entertaining cinematic biography should well please the singer's longtime fans, particularly those who have followed him through his career spanning six decades, and possibly make him some new ones.


The New York Times by Glenn Kenny

Lightfoot is frank about sizing up that work — the movie opens with him expressing disdain for the sexism of his early hit “For Lovin’ Me” — and he’s refreshingly up-to-date in his perspectives about today’s music.


Los Angeles Times by Kevin Crust

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is a thoroughly engaging retrospective of a hard-working, hard-living performer who survived to tell the tale.

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