We present press conference highlights from the TIFF opening film Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band. The film stars Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen and Van Morrison. This Canadian documentary film, directed by Daniel Roher and released in 2019, is a portrait of the influential roots rock group The Band, the film is based in part on Robbie Robertson’s 2017 memoir.

The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, and those attending were Daniel Roher, Robbie Robertson, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Jared Levine, Ronnie Hawkins, Dominique Robertson, Delphine Robertson, Katie Roughan, Bill Scheele, Tom Cochrane, Joana Vicente, Chief Ava Hill, and TIFF Rising Stars: Josefine Frida, Kacey Rohl, Shamier Anderson.


It will tell the story of a group that went from backing up Bob Dylan to become one of the most influential groups of its era.