october, 2019

sat05oct6:30 pm11:00 pmONCE WERE BROTHERS: Closing Night Gala!6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Details

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: Robbie Robertson & The Band

SATURDAY, October 5 | Tix: $30 | BUY NOW!
Director: Daniel Roher | 98-mins. | Canada  | 2019 | Documentary | TRAILER

CLOSING NIGHT GALA!
FILM at 6:30pm @ Landmark Cinemas
AFTER-PARTY from 8:30-11pm @ JW Marriott

WINNER: JURY AWARD for Best Canadian Feature (Documentary)

Meet the Filmmaker…  Daniell Roher (Director) in attendance for a brief discussion in-theatre immediately following this screening of ONCE WERE BROTHERS: Robbie Robertson & The Band.

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: Robbie Robertson & The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie 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 and who together made their mark on music history. ONCE WERE BROTHERS blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more. 

In a career spanning six decades, Robbie Robertson has continued to create as a songwriter, producer, performer, actor, author and film composer. A half-Mohawk, half-Jewish kid from Toronto, Robertson would travel from the dives of Yonge Street to the deep South as an ambitious 16-year-old on a musical mission. His raw talent would thrust him into the spotlight and put him at the centre of a cultural revolution, backing Bob Dylan on his notorious 1966 “electric” world tour and later, as a member of The Band, collaborating with Dylan on the ground-breaking Basement Tapes and inventing Americana with songs like “The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” After 17 years, The Band called it quits with a lavish farewell concert on November 25th, 1976, at San Francisco’ Winterland Ballroom, immortalized in the seminal concert film, THE LAST WALTZ, directed by Martin Scorsese – considered by many as the greatest rock and roll film of all time.  

The ticket price for CLOSING NIGHT GALA includes tonight’s film, ONCE WERE BROTHERS + After-Party at the fabulous, new JW Marriott Hotel.  Complimentary nibbles + CASH bar.  NO tickets available for only the Film and/or only the After-Party.

Age appropriate for: 14+ (Coarse language)
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Print Source: White Pine Pictures

Time

(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre

10200 102 Ave NW , Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B7

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