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Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You Canadian premiere

The musical film tribute to Kate McGarrigle
at Théâtre Outremont

Montreal, Monday, August 5, 2013 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal invites you to the Canadian premiere of the documentary Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You, this Wednesday, August 7, at 7 p.m., at Théâtre Outremont. The film will be presented by renowned filmmaker Wim Wenders, who will be joined by Rufus Wainwright.

Part of the official selection of the Berlin and Sydney festivals last year and directed by Lian Lunson (Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man), Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You documents the musical tribute performed in memory of Kate McGarrigle at New York’s Town Hall Theatre in 2011. The documentary features an impressive cast of artists, including Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Justin Vivian Bond, Antony Hegarty, Krystle Warren, Norah Jones, Teddy Thompson and writer Michael Ondaatje.

Tying in with the August 7 inauguration of the Place Kate-McGarrigle on Laurier Avenue, in Outremont, the special screening will be held the day before the Cheminant vers ma ville benefit concert on August 8, at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., at Théâtre Outremont, as part of the Jazz All-Year Round series presented by TD.

An invitation to celebrate the legacy of Kate McGarrigle, this unparalleled family reunion will feature internationally-renowned Montreal musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Anna McGarrigle, as well as a wonderful array of high-profile local stars including Pierre Lapointe, Robert Charlebois, Michel Rivard, Marie Michèle Desrosiers and Fanny Bloom.

The Canadian premiere of Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You will take place August 7, at 7 p.m., at Théâtre Outremont.

Tickets already on sale

Tickets are already available at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Ave. W., theatreoutremont.ca, 514 495-9944) or from Admission (admission.com, 1 855 790-1245). For further information, please call the Info-Jazz La Presse+ Line at 514 871‑1881, toll free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit montrealjazzfest.com.

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