The Song and the Sorrow is a new documentary produced by the National Film Board and directed by PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. The Song and the Sorrow follows JUNO-award winning musician Catherine MacLellan as she journeys to understand her father, Gene MacLellan, and his legacy of music and mental health struggles.
The film will have its premier at The Atlantic International Film Festival in Halifax on September 15 at 4 pm at Park Lane Cinemas with Catherine and Millefiore in attendance. It will next travel to The Lunenburg Documentary Festival on September 21 for a special screening, and then return home to PEI as an Opening Night Film at the Charlottetown Film Festival on October 12. It has also been invited to screen in October at Toronto’s Rendezvous with Maddness Festival (a multidisciplinary arts and film festival) in October.
Apart from film festivals, there are plans in the works to take the film on tour in Atlantic Canada.