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The Song and the Sorrow
October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, October 18
CAMH Queen Street
FREE/PWYC donation to United Way
Tickets are free or by PWYC donation – no one will be turned away. All donations will go to the CAMH United Way campaign. There will also be free popcorn!
Elvis covered [Gene’s] songs. I mean, everybody did his songs… But any time I tried to tell him how great he was he felt like he didn’t deserve it.
– Anne Murray
Legendary Canadian songwriter, Gene MacLellan is best known for his hits from the 1970s, including “Snowbird,” “Put Your Hand in the Hand” and “The Call.” Juno-award-winning musician, MacLellan gained national attention as one of the most brilliant songwriters in the Canadian music industry but he was never comfortable with being in the spotlight. After struggling with depression, MacLellan took his own life in 1995.
The songwriter’s daughter and musician Catherine MacLellan was only 14 when her father committed suicide. Years after his death, Catherine revisits her father’s past trying to understand his life-long battle with depression. The Song and the Sorrow captures Catherine’s personal struggle to reconcile her family’s tragedy and break the silence surrounding mental illness.
GENRE : Documentary
KEYWORD: Depression, Suicide, Family, Music
SEE ALSO IN THE FESTIVAL: The Worlds of Vincent, Manitoba Music: Art/Story/Album, Stormshelter
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair Accessible Venue, Open Captions
- October 18, 2018
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Film Screening
- Bell Gateway Building, CAMH
- 100 Stokes St
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4 Canada