Rock Doc ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’ To Open Toronto Film Festival

Rock Doc ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’ To Open Toronto Film Festival
The Band are coming to the Toronto Film Festival. Rock doc Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band about The Weight rockers is to open the festival as its Opening Night Gala Presentation on September 5.

It will be the world premiere of the doc, which is directed by Ghosts of Our Forest director Daniel Roher, and marks the first time a Canadian doc opens the festival.

The film, which is inspired by Robertson’s 2016 memoir, Testimony, tells the moving story of Robertson’s personal journey as he overcame adversity and found 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: Robbie Robertson and The Band blends rare archival footage, photography, songs, and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal,
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