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Once Were Brothers

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Rated R | 100 min
Music Documentary

Rental Price: $12

Directed by Daniel Roher

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.

Streaming in partnership with Magnolia Pictures in support of the Hilo Palace Theater.

The Band, Music From Big Pink album photograph, Bearsville, Woodstock NY, 1968. Photo By ©Elliott Landy, LandyVision Inc. Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm.

The Band, Music From Big Pink album photograph, Bearsville, Woodstock NY, 1968. Photo By ©Elliott Landy, LandyVision Inc.
Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm.

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. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare 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.

“Even at its most painful, the Band’s story captures something golden, incendiary and wistfully beautiful – ‘so beautiful,’ Robertson reflects, ‘that it went up in flames.'” Ann Hornaday WASHINGTON POST

Has the power to transport you but also to break your heart.” Steve Pond THE WRAP

THANK YOU FROM THE HILO PALACE THEATER
The Hilo Palace Theater thanks you for your support during these turbulent times. We are excited to share the insightful music documentary ONCE WERE BROTHERS, available to screen here. The Palace is grateful to Magnolia Pictures for providing us and other theaters with the opportunity to continue offering the best of modern cinema to our island community. Your purchase ensures a sustainable path forward for the Palace while our theater remains temporarily closed. Enjoy the film from home and we look forward to the day when it is safe to see you back at the Palace!