FilmOnce Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band

Thursday November 21st, 2019 at 9:10 PM


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Daniel Roher · Canada/USA · 2019 · 102 mins · PG

More than 50 years into his career, rock icon Robbie Robertson is busier than ever. He’s created a masterful score for Scorsese’s new mob epic, The Irishman (see Nov 22-4) and is now the subject of the Scorsese-executive-produced documentary Once Were Brothers. Born in Toronto and inspired to make music on the nearby Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, Robertson is a homegrown icon. Daniel Roher's film draws you right into Robertson's orbit as he recounts his early formation, the talent, hard work, and happy accidents that led to his fame with The Band, and the conflicts that consumed them. Rare archival images, Robertson's memory for detail, and contributions from friends such as Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, and Martin Scorsese conjures up a glorious era of creativity and excess that can never quite be repeated.“A treasure trove of archival footage.” The Hollywood Reporter“Has the power to transport you but also to break your heart.” The WrapCast Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan

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