Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band
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Film poster
Directed byDaniel Roher
Produced byLana Belle Mauro
Stephen Paniccia
Andrew Munger
Sam Sutherland
CinematographyKiarash Sadigh
Edited byEamonn O'Connor
Daniel Roher
Production
companies
Bell Media Studios
Imagine Documentaries
White Pine Pictures
Release date
  • September 5, 2019 (2019-09-05) (TIFF)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish
Box office$449,561[1][2]

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band is a 2019 Canadian documentary film, directed by Daniel Roher.[3] A portrait of the influential roots rock group The Band, the film is based in part on Robbie Robertson's 2017 memoir Testimony.

The film premiered on September 5, 2019, as the opening film of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, the first time the festival has ever selected a Canadian documentary film as its opening gala.[4] As of August 2020, 82% of the 57 critical reviews compiled on Rotten Tomatoes are positive, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Once Were Brothers my [sic] frustrate Band fans looking for a less narrowly focused overview, but the group's music and history remain as engrossing as ever."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beanpole (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 31 December 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Beanpole (2019)". The Numbers. Archived from the original on 31 December 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ "TIFF 2019 to open with documentary about Canadian rock legend Robbie Robertson". Toronto Star, July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "New documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band to open TIFF 2019". CBC News, July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 6, 2020.

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