Once Were Brothers

A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson’s life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of music, The Band.

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A half-Mohawk, half-Jewish kid from Toronto, Robbie 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, as a member of The Band, collaborating with Dylan and inventing Americana. After 17 years, The Band called it quits with a lavish farewell concert on November 25th, 1976, immortalized in the seminal concert film, THE LAST WALTZ, directed by Martin Scorsese.
The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become 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, and more.

Daniel Roher, USA, Canada, 2019, 100 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.