Renowned music writer Harvey Kubernik presented in his long-form article for Music Connection, more detailed information about the premiere of a new documentary on The Band and the group’s frontman Robbie Robertson.
The movie, titled Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of The Band’s self-titled, second album. Martin Scorsese is the executive producer of this project.
The documentary was at the Opening Night Gala Presentation for the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, but now the film will have its official public premiere in New York on February 11, 2020, and February 21, in Los Angeles. It will open elsewhere on February 28.
Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnolia Pictures, who acquired the worldwide distribution rights said that “being a longtime fan of The Band, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band still held many surprises and information I didn’t know.” He added that, “Daniel Roher (the film’s director) has fashioned a stirring tribute to a great American ensemble.”
As Kubernik also notes, on Nov. 15, Capitol/UMe celebrated The Band’s pioneering self-titled album with a suite of newly remixed and expanded 50th Anniversary Edition packages including a Super Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/2LP/7-inch vinyl boxed set with a hardbound book; 2 CD, digital, 180-gram 2LP black vinyl, and limited edition 180-gram 2LP “tiger’s eye” color vinyl packages.