Long Time Running

Director: Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal Year: 2017 Run Time: 97min
Long Time Running (2017)

Long Time Running chronicles the emotional and epic 2016 tour that The Tragically Hip embarked on after iconic frontman Gord Downie announced that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Intimate moments, behind-the-scenes and on-stage footage, personal interviews with the band and close friends reveal the heart-breaking final performances of that now-legendary final tour.

No other band encapsulated the rugged soul of Canada quite like the Hip, and it was completely in character for Downie – the everyman poet laureate of Canada – to go out on his own terms, with a powerfully galvanizing tour that delivered some of the most exhilarating performances of band’s history.

“Long Time Running, named after a languid blues song from the band's second album, is both a history lesson and a eulogy for a group with 16 Juno Awards to its credit.” – Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail
 
 

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Director(s):

Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal

Writer(s):

Jennifer Baichwal

Cast:

Gord Downie, Rob Baker, Paul Langlois, Davis Manning, Johnny Fay

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

English

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
PG Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon