Music documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” will be the opening-night film at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF organizers announced yesterday.
The film will premiere on Thursday, September 5 at Roy Thomson Hall to kick off the annual 11-day showcase for more than 200 films.
It will be the first Canadian-made documentary to open the festival, and the first music-related film since Davis Guggenheim’s U2 doc, “From the Sky Down,” premiered on opening night in 2011.
Directed by Daniel Roher, “Once Were Brothers” was inspired by Robertson’s 2016 memoir “Testimony.”
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