Gordon Lightfoot Takes Lead in Hot Docs Audience Award Race

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind


By Pat Mullen

Hot Docs audiences love their music docs! Joan Tosoni and Martha Kehoe’s Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind took the top spot in today’s update of the Hot Docs Audience Award race. The film is a candid and easygoing portrait of the folk icon featuring a who’s who of the Canadian music scene. The doc premiered last night at TIFF Lightbox and screens again at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Tuesday, April 30 as part of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series. Read more about the film in the current issue of POV, available at the HDTRC box office, the DOC table in the Industry Centre, and in select stores.

If You Could Read My Mind also took the top spot in the Canadian film race with Prey debuting at #2 in the race for the Rogers Canadian Award and at #3 overall. Yesterday’s overall leader St. Louis Superman dropped to seventh place overall following its final screening.

The top 20 in the Hot Docs Audience Award rankings are:

  1. Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind
  2. Maxima
  3. Prey
  4. Ask Dr. Ruth
  5. Kifaru
  6. Human Nature
  7. Killing Patient Zero
  8. St. Louis Superman
  9. In My Blood It Runs
  10. nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
  11. Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts
  12. Female Pleasure
  13. The World or Nothing
  14. On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship
  15. Confucian Dream
  16. Push
  17. The Edge of Democracy
  18. Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
  19. Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy
  20. Uncaged: A Stand-In Story

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