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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

This screening took place on
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Take a load off and explore the storied life and career of Toronto rock legend Robbie Robertson, from his early days on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve to the formation of roots-rock superstars, The Band. Executive produced by close friend Martin Scorsese—who appears on screen here and of course directed The Last Waltz—this confessional doc digs into Robertson’s personal ups and downs while offering rare archival images and unprecedented access into a glorious chapter in music history. Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and more, Once Were Brothers blends stunning archival footage and revealing interviews in a moving account of friendship, fame and the trials therein.

Opening night film of 2019 Toronto Intl Film Festival. Mature themes, recommended ages 12+

  • Directed by Daniel Roher
  • 2019, Canada
  • 100 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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