06-24 November 2019

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON & THE BAND

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON & THE BAND

Documentaries
Daniel Roher

United States

2019 / 100’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON & THE BAND
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON & THE BAND

Directed by Daniel Roher, ONCE WERE BROTHERS follows the life and legacy of folk music legend Robbie Robertson, from his humble beginnings in Toronto and the nearby Six Nations of the Grand River reserve to working for and with Ronnie Hawkins as well as Bob Dylan, to the rise and fall of The Band. Rare archival footage offer an intimate glimpse into Robertson’s life, and interviews from friends and colleagues such as Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, and Martin Scorsese provide us with insight into his work and his music, as well as the beauty and tragedy of living the life of a rock star. 
Throughout the film, Robertson’s own music testifies to his ability to reach out to audiences far and wide through his piercing lyrics and melodies. ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND is an introspective music documentary about the musicians that arguably created the Americana music genre that will touch long-time fans of the band and the genre, inspire those just discovering their music for the first time.

-Adrian Alarilla

Screenings
Sunday 10 20:00 - 21:45Regal Dole Cannery 16
Tuesday 12 17:00 - 18:45Regal Dole Cannery 15
DirectorDaniel Roher.
CastMartin Scorcese, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springstein, Robbie Robertson and Eric Clapton.

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