Offiical Press Release
18 NOVEMBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – New feature-length CBC documentary Anne Murray: Full Circle, produced by Network Entertainment, in association with Universal Music Canada, celebrates the career of Canadian singer Anne Murray. The film will premiere as a special one-night cinema event at select Cineplex theatres across the country on Thursday, December 2, followed by its exclusive broadcast and streaming launch on CBC TV and CBC Gem on Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. in NT). Watch the trailer here.
Anne Murray: Full Circle will take audiences on a personal and emotional journey showcasing in-depth interviews with Anne exploring her evolution as a ground-breaking, trailblazing female Canadian artist from the ‘60s and ‘70s to a global superstar, having sold more than 55 million albums in pop, country, and adult contemporary music over her 40-year career.
Watch the trailer
“It’s a surreal and sometimes unnerving feeling to watch your life replay itself on-screen, but I am honoured to have my story told by such a creative team,” says Anne Murray. “Seeing the old footage and hearing the words of my dear friends and collaborators takes me back to both the good times and the not-so-good ones. Throughout my career, the loyalty and support of my fans have been a constant. They were there with me every step of the way, even when others were not. I hope they enjoy this trip down memory lane.”
Network Entertainment is a creatively driven, boutique film and television production company that creates, finances, and produces award-winning programming for television, digital platforms, and movie audiences around the world. The Network premium brand of content delivers world-class casts and features visually cinematic, richly crafted storytelling. The Company’s productions are consistently embraced by both audiences and critics alike, garnering awards, record ratings and unparalleled media coverage for Network and its partners.
Anne Murray: Full Circle includes never-before-seen footage from Anne Murray’s personal archives, along with interviews with a star-studded cast of artists, collaborators, and colleagues, including Shania Twain, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Jann Arden, Kenny Loggins, and Gordon Lightfoot. Anne Murray’s unforgettable music and hit songs are celebrated throughout the film with 19 iconic music tracks that span Anne’s entire career, including “Snowbird,” “You Needed Me,” “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do,” “Could I Have This Dance,” “Danny’s Song” and more.
The film, a Network Entertainment production, is directed by Morgan Elliott and Adrian Buitenhuis and produced by Network’s Lynn Fuhr, John Barbisan, and Adrian Buitenhuis; with Executive Producers Derik Murray, Bruce Allen, Darlene Sawyer, Tim Gamble, Jesse James Miller; and Universal Music Canada’s Jeffrey Remedios, Dave Harris, and Sam Sutherland. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual, & Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; Sandra Kleinfeld is Senior Director, Documentary; and Mike Miner is Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs.
Cineplex will hold a special one-night screening event of the film in 50 theatres across Canada on Thursday, December 2. For tickets and theatre locations please visit https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/anne-murray-full-circle
Following its theatrical premiere, CBC will offer the exclusive broadcast and streaming debut of the film on Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem.
FROM THE #SABStv Video Vault
We were in Anne’s hometown of Springhill, Nova Scotia for the 22nd Anniversary of the ANNE MURRAY CENTRE…
About Network Entertainment
Network’s broadcast and distribution partners include A&E, AHC, AMC, AppleTV+, Discovery Channel, CBC, CMT, Crave, CTV, Entertainment One, EPIX, Fremantle, HBO Canada, History Channel, iTunes, Lionsgate, National Geographic, NBC Peacock, Paramount Network, Sky, Sundance TV, Thunderbird, TMN, Virgil Entertainment, and YouTube Originals.
Network’s offices, production and post-production facilities are located in Vancouver and Los Angeles, and the company is represented by ICM Partners.
About CBC/Radio Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About Universal Music Canada:
Universal Music Canada is Canada’s leading music company, engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content. Home to the most comprehensive catalogue of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMC is committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship in broadening opportunities for our artists on both the domestic and world stages as well as creating new experiences for fans.
Universal Music Canada is part of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment.