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The Song and The Sorrow Screening

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The St. John's International Women's Film Festival in partnership with Lawnya Vawnya presents a special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary The Song and The Sorrow by award-winning director Millefiore Clarkes.

Musician Catherine MacLellan—the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan—grew up surrounded by her father’s music. He committed suicide when she was 14. Two decades after his loss, Catherine is finally ready to confront the hurtful mystery of her absent parent and embrace his musical legacy.

The Song and the Sorrow follows Catherine as she journeys to understand her father and face her own struggles with mental illness. Through archival footage and intimate interviews with friends, family members, and musicians who knew and played with Gene—including Anne Murray, Lennie Gallant, and the late Ron Hynes—the film reveals a troubled and loving man who was never at ease with fame or money.

Catherine is determined to lift the oppressive burden of silence that accompanies the stigma of mental illness and hopes that others can take strength and solace from her story.

Join us for a special Q&A with film director/writer Millefiore Clarkes after the screening.

Doors open at 6:30, screening at 7pm sharp.
Lawnya Vawnya Passes accepted, subject to capacity.

Later Event: May 24
Late Deadline