GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND, written and directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni





Written and directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni


All Canadian Theatrical Dates

May 24 – June 7                                Hot Docs Ted Rogers Toronto

May 31- June 6                                 Vic Victoria

June 5, 7-9, 12, 15, 16, 20, 22       PAC Film House St.Catharines

June 7 – June 13                               Hyland London

June 7 – June 13                               Loft Cobourg

June 7 – June 10                               Bytowne Ottawa

June 7 – June 13                               Playhouse Hamilton

June 7 – June 13                               Princess Twin Waterloo

June 7 – June 13                               Sudbury Indie Cinema

June 14 – June 20                             Globe Calgary

June 21 – June 27                             Roxy Saskatoon

June 21 – June 27                             Roxy Regina


Reviews from Hot Docs 2019:

“[a] refreshingly complex music doc” – Richard Trapunsky, NOW Magazine

“briskly entertaining and entirely legend-affirming” – Ben Rayner, The Toronto Star

“this comprehensive biography … will appeal to anyone with an interest in music” – Toronto Life


After a very successful world premiere at Hot Docs, the highly anticipated feature documentary Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind releases theatrically on Friday May 24.

The film written and directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni, is an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot.

With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes us from high school auditoriums in straight-laced small town Ontario in the ‘50s, to coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the ‘60s, through the turbulent substance-fueled arena shows of the ‘70s, to present day.  With an intimate and emotional examination of the artist’s profound relationship to his music and Canadian roots, If You Could Read My Mind chronicles Lightfoot’s evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon.

The film will be broadcast on CBC and doc Channel in late 2019.

About KinoSmith
KinoSmith Inc. is an independent Canadian film distribution and marketing company founded in 2007 by distribution veteran Robin Smith. KinoSmith is also home to the Hot Docs Collection that releases award-winning documentaries curated by the Hot Docs Festival in Canada. KinoSmith is teamed with the Blue Ice Group running their global distribution entity, Blue Ice Docs.