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April 27 - April 30

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 27 at 6:45 PM
April 30 at 6:30 PM

From the song he refuses to perform to his admiration for Drake, a songwriting legend reflects on his lyrics and longevity with candour and humour. At 80 years young (and currently recording another album), 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 in Yorkville’s coffeehouses, up through stadium tours and the hedonistic ’70s. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Barbra Streisand are only a handful of the stars whose recordings of “Early Morning Rain” and other hits helped Lightfoot’s artistry leap across borders, but no matter how far his music travelled, he continued to write passionately about the country he called home. As fellow music icon Burton Cummings sums it up, “Gordon’s stuff screamed Canada.” With his instantly recognizable voice and masterful guitar playing, Gordon Lightfoot remains influential and timeless.

More information and tickets

April 27, 6:45 PM (closed cations)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

April 30, 6:30 PM (closed captions, Big Ideas screening)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

Closed captions on April 27 and April 30. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom on site. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Elevator/escalator access to all levels. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Water fountain on site.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transit and accessible parking lot within 200 metres of venue. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed concession offering beer & wine. Accessible water fountain on site.