McLachlan's Lilith Fair Gets Documentary Treatment

A documentary about the late, female-centric Lilith Fair festival tour is currently wrapping up production and may be ready to make its debut at the Toronto Film Festival this September, the project's producer confirmed.

Producer Dean English told MTV News that the footage will be packaged in three different versions: a theatrical release, geared for film festivals, which will run 95 minutes; and two different television specials, running one and two hours each, for network broadcast.

The program has already been sold to Canada's WIC television network, though the U.S. and world rights have yet to be marketed. The producer said that he expects this fall to be the earliest the program will air, with the latest being next spring.

English explained that the project isn't simply a string of onstage performances, but more of an overview of the entire Lilith Fair experience. The production includes interviews with founder Sarah McLachlan, her co-conspirators,

her band, the crew, and the audience, as well as performers from all three of the festival's stages.

At least one retail video version of the documentary will be made available for sale in stores.

Lilith Fair wrapped up a three-year run last summer with a revolving bill that included McLachlan, Monica, Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Beth Orton, Aimee Mann, Mya, Luscious Jackson, Indigo Girls, and Sixpence None The Richer, among many others.