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The Band Documentary Released for On-Demand Viewing Ahead of Schedule

Robbie Robertson in Once Were Brothers film
Robbie Robertson in Once Were Brothers, a Magnolia Pictures film. Credit: Don Dixon

Once Were Brothers, the new documentary about Robbie Robertson and The Band, has been released for at-home on-demand viewing ahead of schedule. The film had a limited theatrical release prior to the closure of cinemas across the country.

As of today, April 3rd, it is now available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play and Canada’s Crave streaming service, among others.

Directed by Daniel Roher, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band is described as “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”.

Inspired by Robertson’s bestselling memoir, Testimony, the film blends rare archival footage and interviews with many of Robbie Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Bruce SpringsteenEric ClaptonVan Morrison, Martin Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen and Ronnie Hawkins, among others.

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