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GORDON LIGHTFOOT – Outdoor Screening

September 9 @ 8:30 pm

Open Air Dunlop – Gordon Lightfoot Tribute, see full schedule below.

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Saturday, September 9, 2023
Meridian Place, Downtown Barrie
Admission: Free
Starts at dusk, weather permitting (rain date Sept 10)


Documentary | 2019 | 90 min. | PG | Canada

Directed by: Martha Kehoe, Joan Tosoni



An exploration into the career, music and influence of the iconic musician. With unprecedented access to the artist and featuring interviews with Sarah McLachlan, Alec Baldwin and more, this intimate documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from choirboy in rural Canada to troubled troubadour to international star with hits including “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, “Carefree Highway”, and “Rainy Day People”.


Awards: 5 nominations

Nominated – Audience Award, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2019
Nominated – Ted Rogers Best Documentary, Canadian Screen Awards, 2020
Nominated – Best Documentary Cinematography, Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards, 2020
Nominated – Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research, Canadian Screen Awards, 2021


The Downtown Barrie BIA is hosting a special all day Gordon Lightfoot Tribute as part of Open Air Dunlop.



The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
Sound & Sight
Downtown Barrie
Saturday, September 9, 2023


9:00 – 10:30 am: Homestead Bakery
12-noon – 1:30 pm: Kenzington’s Burger Bar
1:30 – 3:00 pm: The Queens Hotel
3:00 – 4:30 pm: Donaleighs Irish Public House & CW Coops
5:00 – 6:15 pm: Meridian Place Stage, Downtown Barrie presents: Jerry Leger, A Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Performance
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Dusk (~8:30 pm): Meridian Place Stage, Barrie Film Festival presents: Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind  

Screening presented in partnership with the Downtown Barrie BIA.


Supported by:


September 9
8:30 pm


Meridian Place
30 Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON L4M 1A7 Canada
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