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Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

USA | 2012 | 107 minutes | Lian Lunson

This simply and intimately shot concert film captures the emotions of sibling performers Martha and Rufus Wainwright as they pay tribute to their recently departed mother, beloved Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle.

May 25, 2013
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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May 27, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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This rousing tribute to legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle was recorded at New York City's Town Hall in May 2011 and features her famously musical family--children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, older sisters Anna and Jane--and equally gifted friends including Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Jimmy Fallon, and Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons). Their voices resonate with a great sense of loss, but also with the strength of a deeply inspired, and inspiring, tribute to life. McGarrigle died in 2010, leaving behind a legacy of captivating harmonies and bittersweet lyrics, captured so perfectly by the array of performers. Lushly shot in black-and-white, Australian filmmaker Lian Lunson (Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man) interweaves concert footage with candid interviews, archival footage, home video, and family memories in this immensely enjoyable and poignant portrait of a legend.

Director Biography
Lian Lunson is an Australian filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles. She runs her own production company, Horse Pictures, and was an actress before becoming a documentary filmmaker. Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You is Lunson’s third feature, following her work on Willie Nelson and Leonard Cohen documentaries.

Sponsored in part by EMP Museum, KEXP 90.3 FM, and Broterton Cadillac Buick GMC

Director: Lian Lunson
Principal Cast: Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Anna McGarrigle
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Running Time: 107 minutes
Producer: Lian Lunson, Teddy Wainwright
Screenplay: Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright
Cinematographers: Matt Egan
Editors: Lian Lunson
Music: Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus & Martha Wainwright
Website: Official Facebook Page
Filmography: Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005)
Language: English
Format: DCP
International Sales: Cinephil
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