ECMA 2019: The Song and the Sorrow Screening followed by Q&A

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ECMA 2019: The Song and the Sorrow Screening followed by Q&A

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The Guild 111 Queen Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 4B3 Canada

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Prince Edward Island's Catherine MacLellan—the daughter of legendary singer/songwriter Gene MacLellan—grew up surrounded by her father’s music. He died by suicide when she was 14. The Song and the Sorrow follows Catherine as she journeys to understand her father and face her own struggles with mental illness. Catherine is determined to lift the oppressive burden of silence that accompanies the stigma of mental illness and hopes that others can take strength and solace from her story. Join Catherine and filmmaker, Millefiore Clarkes, after the screening for a Q&A panel.

Check out the trailer here:

This free screening is open to the public with donations being accepted at the door in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund. Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. We are here to help professional music-makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties. Learn more at

Special thanks to the National Film Board for sharing this film with us.