Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle
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
|4:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
May 27, 2013
|6:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival||Date has passed|
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.
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
|Principal Cast:||Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Anna McGarrigle|
|Running Time:||107 minutes|
|Producer:||Lian Lunson, Teddy Wainwright|
|Screenplay:||Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright|
|Music:||Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus & Martha Wainwright|
|Website:||Official Facebook Page|
|Filmography:||Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005)|