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The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running

This screening took place on
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Premiering to wide acclaim at TIFF 2017, the Yukon Film Society is pleased to present the exclusive engagement of this documentary that cuts to the heart of the Canadian consciousness. On the big screen. In surround sound. Long Time Running chronicles the emotional and epic iconic Canadian band’s now-legendary 2016 tour that captured the heart of the nation. Viewers will be given a unique and exclusive perspective into The Tragically Hip’s world through intimate moments, behind-the-scenes and on-stage footage, personal interviews with the band and close friends, as well as reactions from their devoted fans from across the country. From the directors of the award-winning documentaries Watermark, Black Code, Manufactured Landscapes and Payback. "And amid the mass adoration, they capture heart-breaking moments of intimacy - Downie sitting backstage in his underwear, polishing his black boots, a ritual inherited from his father, brushing them as if his life depended on it." Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's Magazine "Where Gaga: Five Foot Two is too occupied with the pop star's maudlin moments, Long Time Running comes with little self-pity. It's too simplistic to suggest that a solo artist would be more self-absorbed than a singer in a band. But the Tragically Hip shares its songwriting credits five ways, even though Downie is the chief songwriter and most charismatic attraction. - Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail
  • Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier
  • 2017, Ontario
  • 97 minutes

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