Drawing inspiration from 2017’s Testimony, a bestselling memoir by Robbie Robertson, a new music documentary, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson And The Band, will hit theaters this fall.
Executive producers Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will chronicle the story of The Band and band leader Robertson, from playing backup for Bob Dylan and to his tenure in wildly influential group.
Rare footage appears in the documentary, with guests including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and more.
Imagine Documentaries, White Pine Pictures, Bell Media Studios and Universal Music Canada’s Shed Creative are all co-producing the doc.
“Robbie and The Band are the stuff of rock n’ roll mythology,” Justin Wilkes, president of Imagine Documentaries, said in a press release. “As a Woodstock native, the Big Pink house loomed large in my cultural psyche growing up and like many, many others, the music sure made a lasting impression. The gospel according to Robbie is a wild, cinematic ride and we here at Imagine are honored to partner with Daniel and an illustrious band of producers in sharing Robbie’s story with the world.”
Read Relix’s 2013 interview with Robertson here.