Gord DownieBesides an emotional performance by Gord Downie, the concert captured on film features musicians Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin.

Documentarian to screen concert film

Filmmaker Mike Downie will answer questions from the audience following a free public screening of Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert on Friday, November 17.

Filmed at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall in October 2016, the one-hour film combines a live performance of Gord Downie’s album “Secret Path” with footage from the animated film and moments backstage.

A multimedia project conceived by the Downie brothers to address mistreatment of Indigenous children and families by the residential school system, “Secret Path” encompasses a graphic novel by Jeff Lemire in addition to the film and the Juno award-winning album.

Friday’s screening is set for 11:30 a.m. in Studio A in the basement of Lambton Tower.