Musician Catherine MacLellan—the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan—grew up surrounded by her father’s music. He committed 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. Through archival footage and intimate interviews with friends, family members, and musicians who knew and played with Gene—including Anne Murray, Lennie Gallant, and the late Ron Hynes—the film reveals a troubled and loving man who was never at ease with fame or money.



Director: Millefiore Clarkes

Writer: Millefiore Clarkes
Producers: Rohan Fernando, Paul McNeill
Cinematographer: Kyle Simpson
Editor: Millefiore Clarkes
Country: Canada
Runtime: 43 minutes