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Long Time Running (2017)Long Time Running (2017)

Long Time Running (2017)

Documentary, Music

best
THE VERY BEST

8.6

movie

Canada

English

Depressing, Emotional, Intense

2017

Female director, Jennifer Baichwal

Bobby Baker, Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair

97 min

Synopsis

A documentary chronicling The Tragically Hip during the emotional lead up through to the epic last show of the iconic Canadian band's now legendary 2016 tour.

Our Take

8.6
Staff

The Tragically Hip was a deeply beloved band from Ontario that peaked in the 90s with hits like Grace, Too or Nautical Disaster.

The Hip, as their fans refer to them, had just finished recording their latest album in 2015 when the lead singer was diagnosed with a fatal disease.

This movie is about them deciding to go on one last tour to say goodbye to their fans and country. Mostly, it’s about the singer, Gord Downie, and how his personality and love for the music shined through his illness.

Picture someone who is giving an immaculate performance despite being a few weeks away from death, and a packed stadium of people singing along in tears – this is this movie.

It’s truly an incredible story of human ambition, empathy, and the bond that music can create between an artist and a whole nation.

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