Anne Murray: a new doc tells the career of the singer

TORONTO – Anne Murray’s rise from small-town roots to international musical stardom is the subject of a documentary treatment.

Producers say a new film centering on the life of the Springhill, Nova Scotia-born singer will debut next month, first in theaters and then on CBC.

“Anne Murray: Full Circle”, produced in association with her record label Universal Music Canada, traces her pioneering career using “unseen footage” from Murray’s “personal archives”.

Murray has sold more than 55 million albums over a 40-year career, powered by a collection of hits that include “Snowbird” and “Danny’s Song.” She was the first Canadian solo singer to reach number one on the US charts.

The documentary includes interviews with friends and contemporaries, including Shania Twain, kd lang, Bonnie Raitt and Gordon Lightfoot.

“Anne Murray: Full Circle” will screen overnight in theaters across Canada on December 2 before its broadcast on CBC on December 17 and a simultaneous streaming launch on CBC Gem.

The film was directed by longtime TV director Morgan Elliott and Adrian Buitenhuis, who worked on “I Am Patrick Swayze” and several other celebrity-themed “I Am…” documentaries.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 18, 2021.

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