Canada, 2019, 102 min, Dir. Daniel Roher, Not rated, Magnolia Pictures


Once Were Brothers

Now Available

"It is a measure of the singularity of the Band's story, and the way their music remains such a tonic to experience, that Once Were Brothers still demands to be seen." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.


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