Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

  • CAN, 2019
  • 100 min



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. Produced by Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard, interviews include Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton among others. (Opening Night Gala at the Toronto International Film Festival)

“It’s no surprise to anyone who’s met him, or even listened thoughtfully to some of the greatest rock songs ever written, that Robertson would be such an articulate and ingratiating tour guide.” – Chris Willman, Variety


Daniel Roher