Love Shines

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For the B.J. Thomas album, see Love Shines (album).
Love Shines
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Love Shines poster
Directed by Douglas Arrowsmith
Produced by Paperny Entertainment
Written by Douglas Arrowsmith
Starring Ron Sexsmith
Distributed by Paperny Entertainment
Release dates
  • October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08) (VIFF)
Running time
89 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Love Shines is a documentary film about Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith by filmmaker Douglas Arrowsmith. The film is produced by Paperny Entertainment and commissioned by The Movie Network and Movie Central with funding from Astral Media's Harold Greenberg Fund and the Rogers Documentary Fund.

It was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards in 2013 for Best Performing Arts Program or Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series, Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series, and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series.


Love Shines follows Ron Sexsmith as he attempts to turn his niche following into mainstream success by recording his album Long Player Late Bloomer with legendary producer Bob Rock.

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Love Shines had its world premiere as a "special presentation" at the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival and won audience awards at SXSW 2011 and the 2011 Maui Film Festival. It also screened at the 2011 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. It debuted on television on BBC Four in March 2011 and on HBO Canada in May 2011.

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