The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the National Music Centre team up and launch their brand-new music documentary series MoS Docs on May 8 at Studio Bell. The documentary series, presented by ATB, is an expansion to CIFF’s Music on Screen (MoS) series, and will be dedicated to showcasing the year’s most talked about and compelling music documentaries from around the world – from the grassroots of rock ’n’ roll to hip-hop, folk and everything in between.
The first of the series will feature the premiere of Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind on May 8 — an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon and 17 time Juno Award winner, Gordon Lightfoot.
The documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon. It will feature interviews from many notable voices in the music industry including Lightfoot’s peers Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Randy Bachman, and Steve Earle; famous fans Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee from Rush, Alec Baldwin, Anne Murray and Sarah McLachlan; as well as behind the scenes stories from members of his longtime band.