A half-Mohawk, half-Jewish kid from Toronto travels from the dives of Yonge Street to the deep South as an ambitious 16-year-old on a musical mission.
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.
In a career spanning six decades, Robbie Robertson has continued to create as a songwriter, producer, performer, actor, author and film composer. Once Were Brothers blends rare never before seen 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.
Sponsored by: Nancy Stern and Stephen Schachter, Harley and Eleanor Rothstein, Phil Moses with Harriet Frost and Robert Albanese