In May 2011, family and friends gathered together to pay tribute to the late, great singer, songwriter Kate McGarrigle. The concert was filmed at the Town Hall Theater in New York City by Lian Lunson. This documentary is part concert, and partly an intimate look at a family coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. Kate McGarrigle was a prolific songwriter who's untimely death shattered not only her family and friends but legions of fans worldwide. Rufus Wainwright first approached Lian Lunson, who the family had first worked with in the Feature Documentary 'Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man.' Ironically, it was on that trip to Sydney to take part in that concert and film, that Kate first realized that something was wrong with her health. This film is primarily a concert showcasing the breadth and incredible talent of Kate McGarrigle and her sister Anna. It is hard to celebrate the work of such a talent and be that close as her family was and is to her. The concert and film were put together with enormous love; with every song being a reminder of the devastating loss of beautiful Kate McGarrigle. Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You had its world premiere at Robert Redford's inaugural Sundance London Film Festival in April 2012.
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