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 Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more.
TRIUMPHANT. Robertson deeply dissects The Band’s magic and dysfunction.” Rolling Stone
“DEMANDS TO BE SEEN. The story of the rise and disintegration of the Band turns out to be as compelling as its spectacular music. Just watching and listening to the group tearing through their classic ‘Up on Cripple Creek’ near the documentary’s opening, alive with the pleasure of making great music with one another, is enough to joyously lift you out of your seat.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times