|Rae Spoon. Photo by Colin Smith, courtesy of the NFB.|
2013 has been a great year for music docs and it looks like there’s another strong one coming out soon. The recently released trailer for the Canadian doc My Prairie Home follows indie singer Rae Spoon in a story about finding one's voice in a playful-looking coming-of-age tale. Rae’s journey across the Canadian prairies is also a personal journey, as the film reveals the singer coming into their own as both a transgendered person and a quirky folk singer. This NFB road movie, directed by Chelsea McMullan (Genie nominee for the short doc Deragliamenti), opens in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and other Canadian cities this fall. Doc fans can get an early taste for the film, as Spoon’s single “I Will be a Wall” from the album My Prairie Home is now available on the NFB’s website.
Synopsis and trailer after the jump: