On Christmas Eve, Shannon McManus (Andrea Roth) is stuck driving around a wealthy and eccentric client (Howard Hesseman) who is giving away large sums of money with the secret hope of reuniting with his long lost daughter.
As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. The profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through their eyes.
Michael is an autistic seven-year-old child who cannot speak or write. His mother sends him to a special school where he is taught to use a computer in order to express his feelings. Upon this, Michael reveals his fear of one of the orderlies at his school, who had sexually abused him. A courtroom battle ensues.
Although the original lineup only recorded for four years, Lynyrd Skynyrd left behind some of rock's most enduring classics, including "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Freebird." "Freebird" goes back in time to showcase the band's true spirit, raw power and three-guitar attack through blistering performances, revealing interviews, rare photos and home movies.