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Kate and Anna McGarrigle

1981 27 min
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This short documentary profiles Quebec-born singing sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle. The sisters enjoy international acclaim—although outside of the mainstream—for their inimitable style, their talent as songwriters, and especially their unassuming, informal personalities. With camera and sketchbook in hand, artist and filmmaker Caroline Leaf captures the sisters’ endearing qualities. The result is an easygoing, sometimes whimsical portrait of the famous sisters on and off stage. Highlights include excerpts from the sisters’ Carnegie Hall performance and a look at their songwriting and recording processes.

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Kate and Anna McGarrigle

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This short documentary profiles Quebec-born singing sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle. The sisters enjoy international acclaim—although outside of the mainstream—for their inimitable style, their talent as songwriters, and especially their unassuming, informal personalities. With camera and sketchbook in hand, artist and filmmaker Caroline Leaf captures the sisters’ endearing qualities. The result is an easygoing, sometimes whimsical portrait of the famous sisters on and off stage. Highlights include excerpts from the sisters’ Carnegie Hall performance and a look at their songwriting and recording processes.
  • director
    Caroline Leaf
  • producer
    Derek Lamb
  • editing
    Derek Lamb
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
    Seth Schneidman
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
    Neelon Crawford
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • animation
    Pierre Landry

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