Media Room

Love Shines

Screenings

Fri, May 6 10:45 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sat, May 7 10:45 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sun, May 8 5:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

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87 minutes | Canada  | English  | Toronto Premiere | Rating: G


“I’ve made all these Lars von Trier records… I see this record as my action movie!” – Ron Sexsmith

Love Shines offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of songwriting when Ron Sexsmith partners with legendary Canadian producer Bob Rock to work on a new album. The process with Rock turns introspective and delves into the darker side of creativity as, through a series of flashbacks and Super 8 footage, Sexsmith confronts insecurity, the meaning of success, the realities of the music industry and his humble beginnings in St. Catharines. Sexsmith’s songs have never received a lot of mainstream radio play and, like many Canadian artists, there’s a gaping abyss between fame and finances. A songwriter’s songwriter, Sexsmith’s new songs and a stellar cast of musicians, including Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Feist and Daniel Lanois testify to his talent. A complex portrait of one of Canada’s greatest songwriters.

Co-Presented with Co-presented with LUMINATO.


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Douglas Arrowsmith

Producer(s)
Cal Shumiatcher
Karen Melvin
Trevor Hodgson

Executive Producer(s)
Douglas Arrowsmith
Stuart Coxe
David Paperny
Cal Shumiatcher
Audrey Mehler

Writer(s)
Douglas Arrowsmith

Cinematographer(s)
Colin Allison

Editor(s)
Ed Martinez

Composer(s)
Ron Sexsmith

Sound
Ewan Deane

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