The film concerning the Canadian band’s last concert after frontman Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal cancer debuts at TIFF on Wed. night.
Netflix has taken the world streaming rights to the Tragically Hip’s concert documentary,Long Time Running, excluding Canada.
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The- feature documentary chronicles the lead-up & the ultimate concert for the Canadian band in Kingston, Ont., after frontman Gord Downieâ€˜s terminal brain cancer analysis.
The film, by directors Jennifer Baichwal & Nick de Pencier, consists of interviews with Downie, his brother Patrick, bandmates Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Johnnie Fay & Gord Sinclair, & managers & key crew.
The ultimate Tragically Hip concert, broadcast live, was seen by 11.7 million Canadians, the second-largestÂ audiences in Canadian TV historical past. Downie 1st exposed his cancer determination in May 2016, having battled the illness since Dec. 2015.
Not long after, the band started a remaining concert tour to accompany its studio album, Man Machine Poem.
Long Time Running is produced by Scot McFadyen & Sam Dunn & Elevation Photos. Netflix is about to begin streaming the documentary outside of Canada on Nov. 29.