Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Gordon Lightfoot says he recently kicked his smoking habit and rekindled a reluctant relationship with songwriting in the process.

The 80-year-old Canadian musician says the two life changes have led him towards planning a full-length album due out sometime later this year or in early 2020.

The untitled project will be his first in 15 years.

Lightfoot's new burst of creativity comes as his legendary status goes under the microscope in the new documentary, "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind," a reflection on his career and influence, which premieres today at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.

He's also continuing with his touring schedule, which rolls through parts of the U-S in May and June. (The Canadian Press)



The co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival is calling on women filmmakers to keep building on the momentum of the #MeToo and Time's Up era.

This year for the first time, half of the films in Tribeca's competition categories are directed or co-directed by women -- that's up from 44 per cent last year.

Jane Rosenthal, who co-founded the festival with Robert De Niro, told attendees at a luncheon for women filmmakers Friday that if a window has now been opened, "it's only because of all of us that that window is going to stay open," and that necessary changes will be made. (The Associated Press)



Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has been postponed until September 9th.

A New York City judge announced the delay Friday following a closed-door hearing that focused on trial strategy and potential witnesses.

Weinstein's trial had been scheduled to begin June 3rd.

The movie mogul is charged with raping an unidentified female acquaintance in his Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. …

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