Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (2013)

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A Documentary Feature film directed by Lian Lunson celebrating the late Kate McGarrigle. Starring Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle, Emmy Lou Harris, Teddy Thompson, Norah Jones, Sloan Wainwright, Joel Zifkin and others (c) Official Facebook
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Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright host an all-star tribute concert for their late mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, in this old-fashioned but engrossing rock-doc .

Full Review… | November 19, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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There's virtually no biographical content. The songs stick very much to one plaintive folk-pop style, and if that is not your passion, the flood of concert footage becomes wearing fairly early on.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
New York Post
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The film is both celebration and elegy, a sing-along and a cry-along, a cathartic moan and a perfect bliss-out.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Village Voice
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More frustrating than the film's inability to impart a full-bodied portrait of its subject ... is a more general directorial ordinariness.

Full Review… | June 26, 2013
AV Club
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As a musical experience, it is generous and moving. But as a documentary, "Sing Me the Songs" is an awkward hybrid of concert film and rock-star biography.

June 25, 2013
New York Times
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Given that the entire show and film is dedicated to McGarrigle, you wish this exquisitely made, undeniably moving family album featured even more of the singer herself.

Full Review… | June 25, 2013
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

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I was at one of these concerts, and this film not only captures exactly what it felt like to be there, but from much better perspectives, sound and angles than any audience member could ever experience. It also captures the stunning performances of the folk-dynasty (as Rufus likees to call it) of family and friends of the late great Kate McGarrigle and her marvelous music. While documenting these amazing tribute concerts, a mere year after her death, the feelings are palpably raw, and the singing of her songs is so moving. The interviews and archival footage adds immeasurable depth to make this not a mere concert film but a family portrait of an amazingly wonderful woman. Absolutely brilliant film: I am so grateful that it was made.

Richard Goldman
Richard Goldman

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