Six Nations Tourism Presents Movie Monday: Once Were Brothers – Robbie Robertson and The Band
Date: November 21 @ 7PM
Cost: Admission by Donation
Six Nations Tourism is excited to showcase a special presentation of Movie Mondays. On November 21st, the highly-acclaimed documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band” will be screened at the Gathering Place by the Grand. Special guest Tim Johnson will be on-hand to introduce the film.
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and 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 Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more.
Building on a career spanning six decades, Robbie Robertson continues to create as a songwriter, producer, performer, actor, author and film composer. As 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’s 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.
Admission is by donation, and refreshments and popcorn will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your refillable water bottle, or purchase your very own from Six Nations Tourism.
Inspired by Robbie Robertson’s bestselling memoir Testimony, the film is a confessional tale of Robertson’s young life as an ambitious 16-year-old from Toronto who traveled to the Deep South on a musical mission and, together with his brothers in The Band, altered the musical landscape and created of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music.
Showing will be at the Gathering Place by the Grand, with doors opening at 6:30PM. Arrive early for the best seat!