ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND

11/20/2020 10:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Canada/United States 2019 100 min English original version

by Daniel Roher

Script: Daniel Roher, DoP: Kiarash Sadigh, Editors: Eamonn O’Connor, Daniel Roher, Production: White Pine Pictures, Producers: Stephen Paniccia, Andrew Munger, Sam Sutherland, Lana Belle Mauro, with: Robbie Robertson, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Dominique Robertson

The rockumentary 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, 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 many more.

“I told anyone who would listen that this was my dream project.The truth is, I would’ve begged, cried, or stolen to direct this movie.” (Daniel Roher)

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Through his company, Loud Roar Productions, the 26-year old Jewish-Canadian Daniel Roher strives to create socially significant content that entertains audiences around the world. GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST, chronicles the struggle of a displaced indigenous tribe in Uganda, premiered at the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival. The film followed the acclaimed premiere of his previous documentaries including SURVIVORS ROWE, (Hot Docs 2015), which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, screened on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and had its broadcast debut on TVO. Daniel has a keen eye for story, complex visuals, and the unique potential animation poses in complementing and supporting challenging documentary memoir and stories.

Filmography (selection): 2015 SURVIVORS ROWE, 2017 GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST, 2019 ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND

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